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  •  This is the single, most important issue for me. (4+ / 0-)

    Normally, environmental issues are my number one issues.... but I am smart enough to realize that we will make very little progress, or even move backwards, if the federalist society is allowed to complete their takeover of the federal judiciary.

    Thanks for raising this issue.

    Tipped and recced.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 05:59:10 PM PST

    •  It's been mine too, for a LONG time n/t (2+ / 0-)

      All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

      by Dave in Northridge on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 06:07:29 PM PST

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    •  It is more than the Supreme Court (3+ / 0-)

      As you noted and others commented above, it just is not the Supreme Court but all of the federal courts.  All of these judges have lifetime appointments.  The very fact that at the district court level the judge has the power to dismiiss or grant a motion for summary judgment will effectively limit a litigant from ever reaching the Supreme Court.  All appointmenta are important, not just at the highest level.  I do not worry too much about the "Federalist Society" of which Scalia and Thomas are members but the general public as their voices need to be heard loud and clear.  the majority of the people want reproductive choice which will certainly be eroded in the near future if we are not mindful.

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