Next President's Influence on the Supreme Court

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Dr. Kermit Roosevelt, professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, researches and teaches constitutional law and conflict of laws and is a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

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“Barak Obama will probably be able to do nothing more than maintain
the status quo. Liberal seats are more likely to be vacant. John McCain
with one appointment could create a solid five-Justice conservative bloc,
which would dramatically affect almost every constitutional issue, given
how closely the Court is now divided.”

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Dr. Rogers Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism.