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A Crippled Supreme Court Awaits An Election In Which Hillary Clinton Is The Lesser Evil

[This column was originally published by Truthdig.com] As the Supreme Court begins its new term, an old adage comes to mind, first penned by the satirist Finley Peter Dunne in 1901. Purged of its original Irish brogue, the saying admonishes: "The Supreme Court follows the election returns." Never has Mr. Dunne's observation seemed more on target than today. Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February, the court has been evenly divided, 4-4, between its conservative and liberal members.
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