“The upcoming presidential election will shape the Supreme Court for decades to come,” writes The Nation.

With three of its judges facing retirement over the next presidential term, the magazine looks at the politically-charged rulings that could be over-turned by a conservative John McCain-appointed justice, such as Roe vs. Wade, where “a McCain Court could eviscerate the law by adopting former Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s strategy of redefining the right to an abortion as a mere “liberty interest.” That would open the door for Congress or the states to enact virtually any restrictive legislation short of total abolition”

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Peter Fray

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