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Opening Arguments

Bench press

I agree -- wish we were hearing about judicial nominations from the presidential candidates:

The next president may well appoint as many as two or three Supreme Court justices, and numerous lower court judges. Those judges will likely serve for decades after he leaves the Oval Office, wielding enormous influence over the constitutional rights of all Americans. And there are big differences between the two parties on overall judicial philosophy, and specific constitutional issues such as federalism, property rights, free speech, and executive power.

Of course President Obama has made clear his view of the Constitution, so we have a pretty good idea of the kind of appointments he'd make:

President Barack Obama is running roughshod over the Constitution, legal scholars say, by disregarding it, changing laws outside the legislative process, and extending federal power in unprecedented ways.

The president has “profound disdain for the Constitution,” said David Rivkin, a lawyer at the BakerHostetler law firm in Washington, DC.