Earlier this week, People For the American Way Foundation released its Human Toll  report with eye-opening stories of American men, women and children whose cases have come before judges nominated by George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate. It puts a human face on the dangers posed by the political ideology of Bush judges. They are not alone in coming to this conclusion. Check out this op ed in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer . And check out as well this piece in the Legal Times  on the recent Brookings Institution study indicating that under a McCain presidency, Republicans could increase their current 15 percent majority on federal courts of appeals by another 18 percent. Thanks to my colleague Glenn Sugameli at Earthjustice  for bringing these items to my attention.