Our own John Yoo has a terrific piece in today's Wall Street Journal that demonstrates how high the stakes are in the upcoming election. As John points out, "the winner of this November's presidential election may enjoy the chance to appoint three new Justices." The next president could "lock into place a conservative court majority [or] launch a liberal counterrevolution." But John also warns against the danger of putting "all the conservative eggs in the judicial basket." Republican presidents have given us judges like David Souter, whereas Democrats never make the "mistake" of appointing anyone who might drift rightward. The only way to restore constitutional government is to achieve conservative control of both houses of Congress, as well as the White House.
I should mention, John also has a great new book (Taming Globalization), co-authored with Julian Ku. It's all about how to maintain US sovereignty as well as our unique form of constitutional government amidst all the fashionable talk of globalization. Required reading!