Originally Posted by Fogny
The current U.S. Supreme Court includes prominent Federalist Society members and patrons, including Justices Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and the newly installed Chief Justice John Roberts. Nominee Samuel Alito is another Federalist Society member.
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I am a big fan of all of those mentioned mentioned above. That said, and assuming Judge Alito becomes Justice
Alito, where is the fifth--and crucial!--vote? Did I misread something or have I forgot how to count again? Remind me: With 9 members on the Court, 4 is less than 5, right?
Incidentally, would this be a bad time to mention that Justice John Paul Stevens--arguably the Court's most liberal member, and certainly NOT a member of the Federalist Society--is 85 years old?