I’ve got to be quick here — as you’ve probably heard, the Supreme Court ruled today that “Guantanamo Bay prisoners have the right to go before U.S. federal judges to challenge their years-long detention” (Reuters).
This was a 5-4 decision. According to Reuters, the majority consisted of the four liberal members of the court (Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer) plus swing voter Kennedy. Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas (I’m wanting to throw up just from typing those names) voted against.
This vote, among others, clearly illustrates one thing that’s at stake in the presidential election: the make-up of the Supreme Court. What kind of justices would McCain and Obama be likely to appoint, and which would you prefer to have on the high court? Would you like to continue having the right of habeas corpus, among other rights?
Think about it before you cast your vote.