Friday, May 30, 2008

“Stark Contrasts Between McCain and Obama in Judicial Wars”

This piece by Neil A. Lewis was in yesterday’s New York Times.  Lewis makes the point that, in McCain’s 22 years in the Senate, he has not been a major player in the judicial wars.  He has supported recent judicial nominees, including Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, and will likely select similar conservative nominees if he is elected.  On the other hand, Obama is a lawyer and has a substantial interest in the courts and the law.  He has opposed the recent judicial nominees and when asked what he would look for in a Supreme Court justice, he held up a picture of former Chief Justice Earl Warren.  To read the entire article, click here.

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