Book describes conservative effect on Supreme Court

02/07/08 Mitch E. Perry
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One of the most important decisions that a president can make is selecting a supreme court justice; and the next president could very well make several selections, which will have profound significance on the country’s future.

The battle over the most recent selections on the Court – John Roberts and Samuel Alito – are documented by Supreme Court reporter Jan Crawford Greenburg in her book, Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle of the United States Supreme Court, just issued in paperback.

WMNF asked Greenburg how the specter of David Souter hangs over the conservative movement when it comes to Supreme Court Justices. Souter was the justice named by President George H.W. Bush, who ended becoming much more liberal than Bush had ever expected.

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