Political science

A new Supreme Court justice has been nominated by President Obama and may be confirmed by the Congress. Discuss the role of the Supreme Court in America and how the new justice could affect the Court.
4-5 page analysis on the following topic. Use outside sources as well as the textbook(Understanding American Politics and Government, 2012 Election Edition), make sure to include citations and a works cited page. Use critical thinking to find information about the topic and relate the issue to the course of American Government and what we have studied thus far. Do not focus on your opinion but keep this as an open discussion/research paper on the issue and our government. Must be written academically and avoid using I/me/you/etc.