Ed Whelan has some thoughts on The Corner about Supreme Court justice David Souter’s retirement:
[I]n coming years, Souter’s replacement may well provide the fifth vote for:
— the imposition of a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage;
— stripping “under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance and completely secularizing the public square;
— the continued abolition of the death penalty on the installment plan;
— selectively importing into the Court’s interpretation of the American Constitution the favored policies of Europe’s leftist elites;
— further judicial micromanagement of the government’s war powers; and
— the invention of a constitutional right to human cloning.