Swing Vote: How the Election Could Tip the Balance of the Supreme Court
February 23, 2012
Commentary by: Ben Heineman, Belfer Center senior fellow
Topic: Supreme Court
“The president sworn in next January may have the opportunity, through a single appointment, to move the Supreme Court strongly in a conservative or liberal direction, with significant implications for some of the most controversial issues of this era far beyond the future of Roe v.Wade.
We were reminded of this critical dimension of the election when the Supreme Court recently announced that next fall it will hear a new case on affirmative action in higher education. It probably will decide the fate of the new health care law this spring. And it may soon decide issues bearing on the constitutional right to gay marriage.”
Heineman also wrote “In Defense of Responsible Offshoring and Outsourcing” for the Harvard Business Review (HBR) blog network on February 22, 2012.