This forum ceratinly needs ideas coming from someone with your perspective once in a while
Can't believe Im saying it, but: agreed. While I often disagree with Halsy and alway disagree with his approach to debate ("STFU moron etc." :)) I have to say in this case I don't feel much loss for Rehnquist.
The man was just against a lot of things I'm for: desegregation, abortion (ok: choice), state aid for religion, etc.
While I'd never say I was glad someone was dead, and certainly cancer of the thyroid isn't much fun, I sincerely hope this is an opportunity for a more liberal replacement. Note: not "leftist" - liberal. Someone who upholds and looks to extend liberty to as many as possible, in as many ways as possible. Of course, it remains to be seen how lucky I get.