Supreme Court Focus of 2008 Election
The NYT editorial board want you to know that they’re very disappointed in the Roberts Court, particularly its upholding of Indiana’s law requiring would-be voters to be able they are who they claim to be, allowing Kentucky to continue using lethal injection for convicted murderers who’ve exhausted seventeen years of appeals, and its ruling that the 2nd Amendment applies in DC. And, while they’re pleased with the string of decisions ruling accused terrorists have rights and sparing the lives of those who rape eight-year-olds, they note that many of those decisions were 5-4.
The court was teetering on the brink in this term. Voters should keep that firmly in mind when they go to the polls in November.
I suspect John McCain will make exactly that case, despite disagreeing with the NYT on most of the issues at hand. It could be a persuasive argument.