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The Stakes in 2008



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At SCOTUSBlog, Tom Goldstein has an interesting post on the potential impact of the 2008 election on the Supreme Court. His conclusion:

the 2008 election window presents the most significant opportunity to shape the direction of the Supreme Court that can be anticipated for roughly the next two decades – i.e., as far into the future as anyone can reasonably hope to look. For the left and the right, the stakes are genuinely high.

 Particularly interesting about his post is the suggestion that Justice Souter would be likely to retire relatively quickly were a Democratic President elected.



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