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“Supreme Tipping Point”


— September 21, 2004

The Supreme Court is making its customary cameo as a presidential campaign issue. But this time a rarely heard question is being asked: Does the election’s outcome really matter so much for the Court? Advocates on both sides say it does — but, given the current Court’s seeming moderation, the prospect of confirmation gridlock and the near-mythical power of stare decisis and high court tradition, others are wondering whether new justices could, or would, greatly alter the Court’s direction.

Details here from the Legal Times via Law.com.


The Supreme Court is making its customary cameo as a presidential campaign issue. But this time a rarely heard question is being asked: Does the election’s outcome really matter so much for the Court? Advocates on both sides say it does — but, given the current Court’s seeming moderation, the prospect of confirmation gridlock and the near-mythical power of stare decisis and high court tradition, others are wondering whether new justices could, or would, greatly alter the Court’s direction.

Details here from the Legal Times via Law.com.

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