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Age of Justice

With several relatively youthful Republican members currently serving on the Supreme Court, Mark Greenbaum argues that the age of Obama’s nominee will be a critical factor.

President Obama’s job in picking a new Supreme Court justice is made tougher by the thin bench left to him after eight years of Republican rule. In fact, too many of the Democrats’ best-credentialed judges “would be too old to carve out a meaningful legacy if picked to succeed [Justice John Paul] Stevens,” writes Mark Greenbaum. With several relatively youthful Republican members currently serving, he argues the age of Obama’s nominee is a critical factor.


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