5/10/10 3:03 pm
Can I post two mini-blog entries in one day, one about video games and one about the Supreme Court? Sure I can.
Here’s what Glenn Greenwald says about President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan:
[R]eplacing Stevens with Kagan risks moving the Court to the Right, perhaps substantially to the Right (by “the Right,” I mean: closer to the Bush/Cheney vision of Government and the Thomas/Scalia approach to executive power and law).
Consider how amazing it is that such a prospect is even possible. Democrats around the country worked extremely hard to elect a Democratic President, a huge majority in the House, and 59 Democratic Senators — only to watch as the Supreme Court is moved further to the Right? Even for those who struggle to find good reasons to vote for Democrats, the prospect of a better Supreme Court remains a significant motive (the day after Obama’s election, I wrote that everyone who believed in the Constitution and basic civil liberties should be happy at the result due to the numerous Supreme Court appointments Obama would likely make, even if for no other reason).
Ugh. I don’t consider this good news, obviously. Greenwald has linked to many sources of information from his various blog entries:
- Transcript of Greenwald on Democracy Now 5/10/10
- His prior blog entries on the topic:
There are a ton of links from those blog entries that I don’t have time to link to.
Edit 5/11: Lawrence Lessig rebuts, hmm, interesting.
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