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COUP WATCH: Court Decision "Bizarre" -- From Red Rock Eater News Service

by Phil Agre Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 at 5:57 AM

You must read the Supreme Court's decision. It is bizarre. While you're reading, I recommend that you ask yourself two things: (1) why the decision doesn't throw out dozens of other elections, and (2) why... it doesn't find a much worse equal protection problem in the inaccurate voting systems used in the poorer counties -- not just in Florida but in many states.

error COUP WATCH: Court Decision"Bizarre"-- From Red Rock Eater News Service

By Phil Agre

Wed Dec 13 06:14:08 2000

You must read the Supreme Court's decision. It is bizarre. While you're reading, I recommend that you ask yourself two things: (1) why the decision doesn't throw out dozens of other elections, and (2) why in finding an equal protection problem with the Florida vote-counting standard it doesn't find a much worse equal protection problem in the inaccurate voting systems used in the poorer counties -- not just in Florida but in many states. Then study Rehnquist's arguments for overruling the Florida Supreme Court despite his passionate commitment to federalism. Ginsburg's dissent will help you with this. Think about Rehnquist's background, and ask yourself whether this decision is the culmination of his career. Finally, ask yourself whether the United States even exists any more, now that the Supreme Court itself has sabotaged the counting of votes in the presidential election, and what we need to do to reestablish the legitimacy of our government.

As to the victors in this riot, well, you know what I think about them.
The resistance begins tomorrow.

I devoutly hope that this is my last set of election-related URL's.
Thanks to everyone who contributed.

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