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Look closely. Will these nine people remain in their posts for another four years? Eight years? Need a hint? (left to right) Anthony Kennedy is 72. Stephen Breyer is 70. John Paul Stevens is 88. Clarence Thomas is 60. John Roberts is 53. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 75. Antonin Scalia is 72. Samuel Alito is 58. David Souter is 69.

I’m told that I care more about the economy than anything else. (I’m always grateful when informed of my opinions and the order in which I prioritize issues.) But I’m sure the appointment of SC Justices is pretty high on my list, too. Four of nine are at least as old as the “one foot in the grave, the other on a banana peel” McCain. Our candidates have two different sets of values for nominating justices. Does this matter in the election? I haven’t heard this discussed lately. (Maybe there’s nothing more to say.) Do we care?

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