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The Power of the Supreme Court

By October 31, 2012

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The single most important reason to vote for Barack Obama next Tuesday, as I argued in my endorsement, is the Supreme Court.

I've already written about the Supreme Court's importance to the constitutional right to privacy - but the Supreme Court's relevance to student rights, death penalty law, the right to avoid self-incrimination, the exclusionary rule, and the First Amendment are also important. And precedents, in all of these areas, would be put at risk if the Supreme Court majority were to shift any further to the right.

Next Tuesday's election is vitally important to the future of American civil liberties. Vote your conscience.

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