October 04, 2011

High Court Will Impact Election

In an op-ed in The Hill, CFJ Executive Director Curt Levey takes a look at the new Supreme Court term and concludes that
“Lovers of political drama couldn’t ask for a more fortuitous confluence of events: the most emotional issues dividing the nation – illegal immigration, gay marriage, ObamaCare, racial preferences, and the legitimacy of federal power – all likely arriving at the Supreme Court during a single presidential election year.
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[This] will not only focus candidates and the public on the emotionally charged issues at stake, but will also thrust the ‘judges issue’ – the Supreme Court, judicial activism, the next President’s judicial nominations, and the Senate’s role in scrutinizing those nominees – to the forefront of the 2012 campaign debate.”