Friday, June 27, 2008

Campaign 2008. SCOTUS. Absolutely an issue...

I saw some analysis yesterday which suggested that Heller actually removed the Supreme Court as an issue in the 2008 campaign. I completely disagree. As I noted yesterday, we were perilously close to losing the second amendment, and that's on the heel of several other egregious, or at least questionable, decisions from the court over the past couple of years, decisions that indicate that the Constitution apparently says whatever Anthony Kennedy thinks it says. I think that the court is a significant campaign issue, and one of the three or four top reasons to prefer McCain over Obama. As Jim Geraghty so aptly put it,
four of the justices ruled that a state cannot sentence a child rapist to the death penalty, but that state can deny almost all of its citizens the right to own a gun. And when asked for his model justices, Obama listed three of those four...

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