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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-05 11:40 AM
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Roberts: Bush v. Gore is the litmus test
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Edited on Fri Jul-22-05 11:43 AM by pat_k
Note: This has also been posted on the Justice, Courts & The Law (link) and DU Activist Headquarters (link) threads. Posting here at the request of shelley806.

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Bush vs. Gore is the litmus test
Sidney Zion
NY Daily News

Don't bother John Roberts about Roe vs. Wade. Make him tell us what he thinks about Bush vs. Gore.

That's the key question, and the answer will advise the Senate and the country as to his bona fides, advertised as a jurist who will read the Constitution as written and never legislate from the bench...

And what decision in our history was more contemptuous of both than Bush vs. Gore? That 5-to-4 ruling, which ran against everything the Rehnquist Five stood for, put George W. Bush in the White House. It was nothing less than a judicial coup d'tat, and it embarrassed principled conservatives as it outraged liberals...

"A bolt out of the blue," said Prof. Cass Sunstein of the University of Chicago Law School, a supporter of the Rehnquist Court. "There is no precedent for it . . . a real embarrassment, the worst moment for the court . . ."


See also this TableTalk post.

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