Four Justices to join Federalist Society’s festivities

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Nov 13, 2007 Four Justices to join Federalist Society’s festivities

Bill of Rights. (From the public domain.)

When I mentioned this Thursday’s Federalist Society quarter century celebration to my law partner, Jay Marks, he remarked at the event’s overlap with the November 9 Kristallnacht. Mind you, Jay is a past law school Federalist Society chapter co-chair, but times change.

Four of the nine Supreme Court justices will be gracing the Federalist Society celebrants with their presence. Their names are easy to guess: Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito.

Unless any Supreme Court vacancies arise beforehand, the next president is likely to be filling at least one Supreme Court vacancy, if not more. As much as I am not generally fond of party politics, I anticipate that, of the current pool of candidates, a Republican president is more likely than a Democratic president to nominate Supreme Court candidates, and lower federal court candidates, who will more severely trample on civil liberties. Your vote counts. Jon Katz.

ADDENDUM: Thanks to the ABA Journal for posting this information.

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