Your Future Is In Their Hands
According to LA Times
staff writer David G. Savage, "President Bush has named 294 judges to the federal courts, giving Republican appointees a solid majority of the seats, including a 60%-to-40% edge over Democrats on the influential U.S. appeals courts."TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR!
"The rightward shift on the federal bench is likely to prove a lasting legacy of the Bush presidency," Savage continued, "since many of these judges — including his two Supreme Court appointees — may serve for two more decades."
Of interest: Forty (40) of Bush's judges were confirmed just this year, while the Democrats were supposedly in control of Congress.
No wonder Congress' approval rating is even worse than Bush's!
"Does it make a difference whether a judge was appointed by Bush or Clinton?" Savage asked rhetorically. "Legal activists who closely follow the courts are convinced it does make a difference in a significant number of cases."
LIKE FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES!
"Once the Republicans and the Democrats have selected their candidates, they will start talking about the courts as a major rallying issue," said Jay Sekulow, counsel for Pat Robertson's reactionary American Center for Law and Justice. "Look at the Supreme Court today, and you can say the next president will decide its future for the rest of our lives."
Can I say this too often?: Be afraid ... Be very afraid.