A conservative friend
of mine writes and asks why the US Supreme Court's judicial activist decision to stop the Florida recount is any more troubling than the Florida Supreme Court's judicial activist decision to start it.
Quite apart from the particulars of the law (on which I believe the Floridians are on much stronger ground) isn't the answer to this question elementary? In a democracy, decisions to count votes are inherently more legitimate than decisions to ignore them.
P.S. Next post Talking Points drops the portentous tone and goes back to the signature snarky comments.
P.P.S. Looking for more portentous, but quite accurate, comments on today's oral arguments before the Supreme Court? Take a peek at Edward Lazarus in The Washington Post, Bob Herbert (particularly biting and good) in The New York Times, Anthony Lewis in The New York Times, and even the lead editorial in The New York Times.