Surfed by Electoral Vote Predictor and happened upon a nice chart on the Supreme’s appointments and the threat of a Bush re-selection to our basic freedoms if any retire (which is very likely).
One issue that has been totally absent from the campaign is the Supreme Court. The median age of the justices is 68. No spring chickens here except for Clarence Thomas, a mere stripling at 56.
It is very likely than multiple vacancies will occur on the Court in the next four years. The court will undoubtedly have to rule on cases involving abortion, the Patriot Act, and other divisive issues. If you are an undecided voter, think carefully about which candidate would make better appointments to the Supreme Court. Furthermore, a president makes far more appointment to the appellate courts than to the Supreme Court, and they hear far more cases per year.
Today’s count, BTW: Kerry 257, Bush 271. It was tipping Kerry yesterday. What a volatile election.