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Stevens’ Retirement Can Be Good News For Conservatives

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Friday, April 9, 2010, 10: 45 AM

…Because Obama will try to appoint a radical leftist to the Court and the fight over the nomination this summer will highlight conservative issues and energize the conservative base, even more than it already is.

…And because a radical leftist on the Court will be less likely able to persuade swing-vote Anthony Kennedy in a particular case. Stevens is able to bring Kennedy along on some cases because while Stevens is a solid liberal he is not as nutbag radical as any Obama appointee is likely to be.

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