Man Without Qualities

Monday, October 07, 2002

Ends and Means

Democrat Frank Lautenberg is reported to have a slight lead over Republican Douglas Forrester in the New jersey Senate race.

But a majority of people polled said the bid to substitute candidates in the race was unfair. Which may help explain why the Democrats showed no interest in having the New Jersey legislature change the election laws, but went instead to the unelected but compliant and activist New Jersey Supreme Court. Given the emphasis (short of a plenary grant) of Article I on the state legislature having the right to determine the "time, place and manner" of elections - this development may be Constitutionally significant.

In the mean time, it is now NOON in Washington - and still no reported word from the Supreme Court as to whether they will even accept the appeal.

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