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Program on the Supreme Court will be held in M'borough on the 19th

To The Daily Sun,

The direction of the country is often determined by rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court, which has been operating below its full complement of nine justices since the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February.

Since the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 8 will afford the next president the opportunity to nominate at least one new justice, and perhaps as many as four, during his or her term, it is vitally important for voters to understand the dynamics of the Supreme Court, the nomination and confirmation process, and the shifting balance of the Court — and how all of these might affect the country for many years to come.

There will be a live presentation and discussion about the dynamics of the Supreme Court and the future fabric of our country, as it will be affected by the presidential race, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Moultonborough Library, 4 Holland St., starting at 7 p.m.

The public is invited and there is no charge to attend. I will make the presentation. I am an attorney and a member of The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and pocket copies of the Constitution will be available at no charge to help in following the discussion.

Any questions about this presentation should be me by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 293-0565.

Norman Silber

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Someone who I did not know started berating me for being liberal

To The Daily Sun,

A letter to Bernadette Loesch:
My friend, I am late in writing this letter but I want you to know I am outraged by the obscene and intimidating phone call you received due to your political opinions. This is inexcusable!
I could simply say "just consider the source" or tell you that the anonymous caller was just a gutless coward but I know it must have been scary for you. Some of our local right-wingers ARE scary!
I am glad you informed the police and hope (although it is doubtful) they find the caller and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. In the meantime, Ms. Loesch, please be safe. Some of these people are not exactly mentally or emotionally "balanced."
Usually, when people who disagree with my letters call or email me, they at least identify themselves. Nevertheless, there are those who have threatened or otherwise tried to intimidate me for my political and social positions. I have also let these people know that I refuse to be intimidated.
A fairly recent example of this actually had a humorous note. I was in a local grocery store and someone I "did not know from Adam" and who was acting very strange apparently recognized my picture from The Sun. He started berating me for subverting young minds with liberal propaganda, etc.

It turns out he thought I was Leo Sandy, who has not written for The Sun for years! Then he had me confused with someone involved in some school board politics. These folks should at least get their writers straight!

E. Scott Cracraft

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