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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:19 AM
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46. the article in the OP doesn't accurately quote Bo's statement
I transcribed it in post 1 -- you can check the audio file if you like.

I think it is very clear that "so far" is exactly what he meant. Or, verbatim, "at the moment."

Around the 2-minute mark, he begins to explain that the DoJ filed a lawsuit in "U.S. District Court, Northern District, Judge Gary Sharpe presiding." Around 2:40, he says that in December, "Judge Gary Sharpe ruled that New York must replace its lever machines...." Around 3:00, he says that this is important because people ask whether NY can keep the lever machines. Then he said, as I quoted above, that anyone who thinks NY can keep its levers is "gonna have to tell it to the judge. Because at the moment the highest court in the land which has ruled on HAVA and lever machines has said that HAVA requires lever machines be replaced." The "highest court in the land which has ruled" comes around 3:20. He repeats the phrase around 3:34, this time using "that" instead of "which."

So, when Bo refers to the "highest court in the land which has ruled," he has actually named the district court once and the presiding judge twice in the preceding 90 seconds or less. If he intended listeners to think that he was referring to the Supreme Court of the United States, he sure picked a strange way to go about it.
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