Patterico's Pontifications

9/17/2003

LONG LIVE SCRAPPLEFACE: Scrappleface reports

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:37 pm

LONG LIVE SCRAPPLEFACE: Scrappleface reports that the Ninth Circuit has issued a new controversial ruling: one reversing the results of all elections held in this country’s history which used punchcard ballots.

If Scrappleface went an extra step, it might observe that the court then held that its ruling was itself invalid — because it was issued by judges illegally appointed by presidents illegally elected in elections featuring the illegal punchcard technology.

OUTSTANDING PIECE ON THE BOGUS

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 3:34 pm

OUTSTANDING PIECE ON THE BOGUS RECALL DECISION: It’s by a Harvard Law professor, if you can believe that. You can read it here. What I especially like about the piece is that the professor quotes much of the same language I quoted yesterday from the Bush v. Gore decision. I especially like his opening sentence:

The Ninth Circuit federal court’s decision delaying the California recall elevates a straw-man argument against Bush v. Gore into constitutional principle, and then employs that bogus principle to deny the California electorate its constitutional right to oust its governor.

Amen, brother.

The professor also points out that Gray Davis was elected under the same system. Is he in office unconstitutionally?

The piece is just brilliant. Go read the whole thing now. It’s reasonably short and very well written.

(The link, like most of the links I provide on the recall, is via How Appealing — an invaluable source on the recall, and the first to debunk the Reuters story yesterday that an en banc rehearing had been granted.)

BILL JONES SAYS NINTH CIRCUIT

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 3:25 pm

BILL JONES SAYS NINTH CIRCUIT RECALL DECISION MISREPRESENTED WHAT HE SAID ABOUT PUNCHCARD BALLOTS: Read his amicus letter here.


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