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Tilting the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery for pancreatic cancer, raising the possibility that President Barack Obama may have to pick a successor if she leaves the court for health reasons.
His pick would likely help shape the new president’s legacy – and could potentially reshape the Supreme Court. If he were to pick someone seen as even more liberal than Ginsburg, that would help moderate the conservatism introduced by President George W. Bush’s selections. A moderate would likely keep the balance of the current court, while a conservative pick is highly unlikely given Obama’s own political leanings.
If President Obama is in the position to nominate a candidate for the Supreme Court, who should he pick and why?