Upcoming appointments to the Supreme Court have the potential to turn the tide against a variety of actions and funding not sanctioned by the Constitution, wrote JLF adjunct scholar George Stephens in the Bladen Journal. If President Bush follows through on his campaign promise to appoint strict constructionists, and if those appointees rule in that manner, “the people will gain in liberty and the economy will approach its potential in jobs and wealth.” But don’t expect the Supreme Court to sweep federal programs away, he cautioned. “It tends to select cases carefully and rule narrowly, so it might perhaps rule out a business subsidy here, family leave act or minimum wage there, an export guarantee, federal funding for education, government-financed medical insurance, and it would likely limit taxation.”