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We currently have four extreme right wing conservative judges seated on the Supreme Court. John P. Stevens will likely retire within four years. A John McCain would nominate another conservative judge, like John Roberts or Samuel Alito, causing the court to tilt right for several years . Why is this a concern? Most of the appellate  and lower courts are made up of conservative judges, making this country, stacked in favor of right wing policies such a want to overturn Roe V. Wade, a constitutional ban on gay marriage ,rulings in favor of big business and a belief in the unitary executive theory.

This current Court with a 5-4 ruling has ruled with this administration on issues like a decision, "barring ordinary taxpayers from challenging a White House initiative helping religious charities get a share of federal money. Recently The Supreme Court sided with the White House , rejecting a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the warrantless domestic spying program created by President George W. Bush . To be honest, the Supreme Court has also ruled against obvious infractions by the Bush administration but ,who will stop them, if six of nine Supreme Court judges are right wing conservatives.