Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Excellent Suggestion

James Andrew Miller, WaPo: Next Stop, Supreme Court?

It's likely that the next president will face at least one Supreme Court vacancy. Obama should promise Hillary Clinton, now, that if he wins in November, the vacancy will be hers, making her first on a list of one.

The next Supreme Court justice should be a woman, as Bush appointed no women (and no minorities) to the Court during his tenure, despite the resignation of the first (of two) woman ever to serve on the Court. And Clinton would be an excellent justice, just as she has been an excellent Senator, hard-working and able to build coalitions across the political aisle. We will need someone of her skills to keep the hard-righters on the Court in line over the next few decades.

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