The Case for a Constitutional Visionary

The conventional wisdom is that President Obama’s nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens won’t change the Supreme Court much, since Justice Stevens is part of the Court’s progressive wing and President Obama’s choice is likely to be of a similar stripe. That thinking is dead wrong. The next nominee could profoundly change the Court’s jurisprudence in ways that defy conservative-liberal labels and have a lasting impact.

The next nominee must, of course, be well qualified and committed to the Constitutional values of liberty, fairness, and equal justice for all. She or he must be someone who approaches each case with an open mind and an unbiased eye. But within those bedrock parameters, there is room for watershed change. President Obama has the opportunity to nominate a constitutional visionary—a justice who charts new pathways, crafted for America in the 21st century.

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The Case for a Constitutional Visionary

The conventional wisdom is that President Obama’s nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens won’t change the Supreme Court much, since Justice Stevens is part of the Court’s progressive wing and President Obama’s choice is likely to be of a similar stripe. That thinking is dead wrong. The next nominee could profoundly change the Court’s jurisprudence in ways that defy conservative-liberal labels and have a lasting impact.

The next nominee must, of course, be well qualified and committed to the Constitutional values of liberty, fairness, and equal justice for all. She or he must be someone who approaches each case with an open mind and an unbiased eye. But within those bedrock parameters, there is room for watershed change. President Obama has the opportunity to nominate a constitutional visionary—a justice who charts new pathways, crafted for America in the 21st century.

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The Case for a Constitutional Visionary

The conventional wisdom is that President Obama’s nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens won’t change the Supreme Court much, since Justice Stevens is part of the Court’s progressive wing and President Obama’s choice is likely to be of a similar stripe. That thinking is dead wrong. The next nominee could profoundly change the Court’s jurisprudence in ways that defy conservative-liberal labels and have a lasting impact.

The next nominee must, of course, be well qualified and committed to the Constitutional values of liberty, fairness, and equal justice for all. She or he must be someone who approaches each case with an open mind and an unbiased eye. But within those bedrock parameters, there is room for watershed change. President Obama has the opportunity to nominate a constitutional visionary—a justice who charts new pathways, crafted for America in the 21st century.

There's more...

The Case for a Constitutional Visionary

The conventional wisdom is that President Obama’s nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens won’t change the Supreme Court much, since Justice Stevens is part of the Court’s progressive wing and President Obama’s choice is likely to be of a similar stripe. That thinking is dead wrong. The next nominee could profoundly change the Court’s jurisprudence in ways that defy conservative-liberal labels and have a lasting impact.

The next nominee must, of course, be well qualified and committed to the Constitutional values of liberty, fairness, and equal justice for all. She or he must be someone who approaches each case with an open mind and an unbiased eye. But within those bedrock parameters, there is room for watershed change. President Obama has the opportunity to nominate a constitutional visionary—a justice who charts new pathways, crafted for America in the 21st century.

There's more...

The Case for a Constitutional Visionary

The conventional wisdom is that President Obama’s nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens won’t change the Supreme Court much, since Justice Stevens is part of the Court’s progressive wing and President Obama’s choice is likely to be of a similar stripe. That thinking is dead wrong. The next nominee could profoundly change the Court’s jurisprudence in ways that defy conservative-liberal labels and have a lasting impact.

The next nominee must, of course, be well qualified and committed to the Constitutional values of liberty, fairness, and equal justice for all. She or he must be someone who approaches each case with an open mind and an unbiased eye. But within those bedrock parameters, there is room for watershed change. President Obama has the opportunity to nominate a constitutional visionary—a justice who charts new pathways, crafted for America in the 21st century.

There's more...

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