Power Lineup, Swings From Right

Hi.  This is an old goodie from September, 2007 about the Supreme Court of the U.S.  It’s actually a review of a book, “The Nine”, by Jeffry Tobin,  a narrative history of the court.

Power Lineup, Swings From Right

By Mickido Kakutani:  Books of the Times

“With President Bush’s addition of John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito to the Supreme Court, the balance of power in the highest court of the land has shifted decisively to the right.”

In the almost four years since this article was written, the above is certainly true.  The Supreme Court is voting conservatively 5 to 4 on many issues that come before it.  The Supreme Court is a power lineup, just as is a baseball lineup on a major team, such as the New York Yankees or the Philadelphia Phillies.  Some baseball players swing right and some left.  Now the Court has more batters swinging from the right.

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