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The Washington Examiner – Obama: Supreme Court at stake in 2012 election

 

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- by Joel Gehre -

 

President Obama rallied supporters last night by noting that he would likely get to appoint more Supreme Court justices in his second-term, which could have very long-term significance.

“There are going to be some Supreme Court appointments probably if you look actuarially for the next president,” Obama said at a fundraiser with former President Clinton. “There’s so much at stake here.”

He used the court appointments as a way to drive home the historic significance of the 2012 presidential election: “this one matters,” he repeated.

Three current justices — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (79 years old), Justice Steven Breyer (73 years old), and Justice Anthony Kennedy (75 years old) — are regarded as potentially near retirement.

If Obama wins reelection and those three judges retire by 2016, he’d have the opportunity to appoint a five-justice majority during his two terms (including Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan).

 

Via The Washington Examiner, Supreme Court at stake in 2012 election

 

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The Washington Examiner – Obama: Supreme Court at stake in 2012 election

 

Full Article Here

- by Joel Gehre -

 

President Obama rallied supporters last night by noting that he would likely get to appoint more Supreme Court justices in his second-term, which could have very long-term significance.

“There are going to be some Supreme Court appointments probably if you look actuarially for the next president,” Obama said at a fundraiser with former President Clinton. “There’s so much at stake here.”

He used the court appointments as a way to drive home the historic significance of the 2012 presidential election: “this one matters,” he repeated.

Three current justices — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (79 years old), Justice Steven Breyer (73 years old), and Justice Anthony Kennedy (75 years old) — are regarded as potentially near retirement.

If Obama wins reelection and those three judges retire by 2016, he’d have the opportunity to appoint a five-justice majority during his two terms (including Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan).

 

Via The Washington Examiner, Supreme Court at stake in 2012 election

 

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