Im sure all of you know all of the issues that are brought up about the 2008 election; ie Iraq War, Oil Prices, Abortion, Economics, ext. However one issue that you don't really hear in the news is who the next president would nominate to the supreme court. The courts 2 liberal justices, Ginsburg and Stevens are in their late 70's and 80's respectively. That probably means that the next president will be able to nominate at least one justice. However, if a conservative justice, such as Alito or Roberts, is nominated, the court will undoubtedly swing to the far right. This would have a huge impact on the entire nation. If another conservative justice were nominated, you could expect the following. -The overturning or severe watering down of Roe v Wade. This would mean the end to reproductive freedom and the outlawing of abortions in all cases in many states. -The ability for public schools to mandate prayer and Bible teaching. -The favoring of fundamental Christianity over all other religions. -Severe restrictions on Habeas Corpus. -The extension of the death penalty to minors and mentally incapable people. -The interpretation that states do not have to follow the Bill of Rights. This would mean that state governments would be fully able to use cruel and unusual punishment and severly limit freedom of religion, speech, and press. -Severe limits on freedom of speech and press. -Federal funding of religious institutions. -The end of public schools over the favoring of religious private schools. -Mandating the teaching of creationism over evolution. There are a lot of things I din not cover but I'm sure you all get the point. I just think people should consider this when they are choosing who to vote for. It is an issue that is too many people do not consider.