I haven’t written anything about this year’s Supreme Court decisions not because I don’t care about them but because I’m not a lawyer and I feel totally unqualified to offer any really insightful analysis. I also know that there isn’t anything we can do about these decisions. I mean, we’re not going to be voting for a Republican for president in 2008, and what else can be done than to elect a Democrat?

I guess more Democratic Senators would be helpful, but we’re going to work on that anyway. So, these decisions are the result of bad things that have already happened and that cannot be reversed.

Still, the decision today that undermines Brown v. Kansas Board of Education is troubling. It was the topic of discussion at tonight’s presidential debate at Howard University. I’ve read a little bit about it and I’m not sure how it will change things. I do feel that it is a sign that the court has fundamentally changed and that we can expect no end of startling rulings that overturn things we have taken for granted in this country. And this court is going to be with us for a long time.

I wish I had a better legal mind so that I could address these issues. I’ll do my best. I just wanted to say that I’m not ignoring the significance of these rulings.

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