This article suggests that Anthony Kennedy is "evolving" in a leftward direction, which makes the OConnor replacement all the more important.
And heres my nomination for the least well-informed statement of the weekend, by Sen. Charles Shumer:
"[T]he courts have been the protectors of individual rights since the Republic was founded."
Someone remind the good Senator about Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Buck v. Bell, to name just a few. Send him a copy of The Federalist Papers.