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HuffPost Publishes Professor Lisa McElroy’s Essay on Constitutional Stakes in Presidential Race

November 02, 2012

The composition of the U.S. Supreme Court should be a key consideration for voters, Professor Lisa McElroy and Eric Segall of the Georgia State University College of Law argue in an opinion essay appearing Nov. 2 in the Huffington Post.

GOP nominee Mitt Romney has indicated a desire to appoint conservative justices, such as those already on the court who are inclined to “turn back the clock on women’s equality to the days of back alley abortions,” ignore the nation’s history of discrimination and give the president “complete and unreviewable authority to fight terrorism, including rounding up non-citizens all over the world and detaining them in Guantanamo Bay indefinitely without meaningful judicial review,” McElroy and Segall wrote.

Calling the stakes “very high across a wide spectrum of important constitutional law issues,” they said Mitt Romney's intended use of the appointment power to make the court even more conservative warrants a vote against him for president.