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Re: Obama’s Cynicism


Rick:  Whatever Obama might think, he’s running for president, not the Supreme Court, and surely the sort of justices he says he would appoint would be with Kennedy, Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer.  Indeed, is it plausible that anyone Obama appoints would be (to resort to crude political labels) to the right of Kennedy on any significant constitutional question on a politically controversial issue?  Has that ever been the case with Ginsburg or Breyer?

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