What's At Stake
The next time you question why it is important to elect Senators who will vote for jurists who will adhere to the original intent of the Constitution, remember that the impending retirement of Chief Justice Rehnquist is likely just the first of many such vacancies over the next several years. From How Appealing:
An update of sorts on the health of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist: Those with no option other than to read tea leaves can now begin to speculate over the U.S. Supreme Court's announcement today that "Chief Justice Rehnquist will not participate in decisions argued during the November sitting, unless his vote is necessary to break a 4-4 tie." Lyle Denniston provides this report at "SCOTUSblog."