• Take Back the Courts

    We're at this event mostly because the art is so awesome. Also Senator Cardin is here.

    Update (Dennis): Nan Aron is moderating a discussion on upcoming Supreme Court appointments with Christy Hardin Smith of Firedoglake — a self-described "'recovering' attorney", and Pam Spalding of Pam's House Blend.

    This is a little disappointing to me. I thought it was gonna be about basketball.

    Update 2 (Dennis): The thesis of this conversation seems to be that one of the most important reasons to elect Barack Obama is that the next president's SCOTUS appointees will be tipping the liberal/conservative scales one way or another. And that'll mean a lot for subjects like FISA, Roe v. Wade and other matters of personal rights.

    "If Barack Obama doesn't win," Hardin Smith said, "we're screwed."


    Tags: Democratic National Convention, Supreme Court

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