For those who didn't vote, this is why it was important: http://www.observer.com/20061120/20061120_Jason_Horowitz_politics_newsstory1.asp You stayed home and made your political point to the Republicans, and have possibly cost a long term change on the court. Now the rest of us have to suffer because of your selfish thinking. The Republicans deserve to lose on economic policy and domestic policy. Unfortunately, we needed some intelligent people in the Judiciary committee. Now we are stuck with Schumer who has declared his intent to have an activist legislative court. Hope you enjoy it.