Steven Taylor ponders the logic of today’s 9th Circuit ruling.

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  1. DANEgerus says:

    This was federal activist intrusion on a state election with the thinnest of reasonings… eg. that some minorities civil rights might be infringed. Yet consider the potential ideological rationale’s behind the partisan decision:

    Because machines good enough to elect Gray Davis aren’t ‘fair’ enough to recall him?

    Because the (D)’s don’t think minorities are smart enough to use them?

    To coincide with the Democrats own primary and it’s higher turnout?

    To allow more time to campaign for the losing (D)’s?

    To allow more illegal aliens to get California driver’s licenses and register to vote?

    To again show the (D) preference for filing lawsuits over elections?

    Transparent activism by the judiciary using the (D)’s own logic of ‘who benefits’.