Wednesday, January 24, 2001

In the course of discussing the notorious U. S. Supreme Court selection of Bush as President, Vincent Bugliosi calls the majority 'criminals', 'five pompous asses', and 'the felonious five', amongst other things. He flushes their excremental decision about as thoroughly as a judicial decision can be flushed. As he points out, perhaps the most outrageous part of the decision is the explicit limitation of it to the selection of Bush as President. Even this Court was responsible enough to want to limit the damage that might result if such a bad decision were allowed to have any influence over the law. The irony of course is that any extension of equal protection in voting rights cases might acually lead to enfranchising voters, a horror for which the majority wouldn't want to be responsible.