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Lynn v. Sekulow

Barry, I am sure you are as disappointed as I am – not one word mentioned in the 90-minute debate about the importance of judicial nominations or the Supreme Court of the United States.  With the election less than a month away, there is little time to discuss and debate this most important issue.  I know that you agree that part of the next president’s lasting legacy will be the shaping of the high court – with multiple appointments likely to come in the next four years.
 
A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports indicated that Americans understand the importance and what’s at stake at the Supreme Court. Most Americans – some 60% – believe the Supreme Court should make decisions based on what is written in the constitution.  Nearly all voters, Rasmussen Reports found, believe the selection of Supreme Court justices by the president is important – with 63% saying it is ‘very important.’
 
Let’s hear from the presidential candidates about this critical issue.  My hope is that both McCain and Obama take some time to address their judicial philosophies – even talk about specifics on who they would nominate to the high court when vacancies occur. 
 
It’s obvious that this nation is grappling with an economy that demands and deserves the attention of all – including McCain and Obama.  But, there should be some focus on the Supreme Court and how the next president will approach the opportunity to shape the nation’s highest court for years to come.
 
 

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