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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

 

The Ninth Circus Can't Even Read...



Yet further proof of the naked partisanship and outright legal abuse that took place in the California recall election. In it's opinion, the Ninth Circuit stated:

Plaintiffs' claim presents almost precisely the same issue as the Court considered in Bush, that is, whether unequal methods of counting votes among counties constitutes a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. In Bush, the Supreme Court held that using different standards for counting votes in different counties across Florida violated the Equal Protection Clause. 531 U.S. at 104-07.
The Plaintiffs' theory is the same, that using error-prone voting equipment in some counties, but not in others will result in votes being counted differently among the counties. In short, they contend that a vote cast in Los Angeles or San Diego is entitled to the same weight as a vote cast in San Francisco.


Sounds good, except the U.S. Supreme Court stated the following in Bush v Gore:

The question before the Court is not whether local entities, in the exercise of their expertise, may develop different systems for implementing elections. Instead, we are presented with a situation where a state court with the power to assure uniformity has ordered a statewide recount with minimal procedural safeguards. When a court orders a statewide remedy, there must be at least some assurance that the rudimentary requirements of equal treatment and fundamental fairness are satisfied.


Note especially the line, "The question before the Court is NOT whether local entities, in the exercise of their expertise, may develop different systems for implementing elections." In other words, the Bush v Gore decision was specifically constructed to have ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT on how elections are conducted, whether by punch cards or other methods. The High Court dealt strictly with the manual recount dictated by the Florida Supreme Court.

What remains is three bitter and hateful Democrat judges who took an opportunity to thumb thier noses at the President, Republicans, and the Supreme Court by totally and unjustifiably misusing thier position on the bench. I say it's time for impeachment proceedings angainst these judges. Such judicial abuse needs to be addressed and these judges held accountable for thier naked abuse of power.

"Today's report confirms that, despite White House scare tactics, Social Security remains sound for decades to come.."

-? Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) upon hearing reports that the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds will go bankrupt even earlier than predicted.

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