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Bush vs Gore good for antipatent people.
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, August 22 2012 @ 10:05 PM EDT
I forgot to mention that the fact that SCTOUS severely slapped down the Florida
Supreme Court in it's ruling, should be cause for glee among the antipatent
people. After all it seems that the CAFC is acting just as foolishly in blowing
off Supreme Court opinion as the Florida Supreme Court was.

The Reluctant Republican

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Unfortunately
Authored by: micheas on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 05:46 AM EDT

One thing that was clear in Bush v. Gore, is that it was a presidential election that was not a direct election allowed for the state to select it's electors that could have then voted for Gore made a legal difference.

Bush v. Gore was strange on many levels, as it more or less called every state wide election in the US unconstitutional as they are currently conducted. (different counties have different voting systems with different error rates, which Bush v. Gore said is unacceptable as all votes must be handled the same.

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Unfortunately
Authored by: PJ on Thursday, August 23 2012 @ 06:49 AM EDT
Well, the simple truth is that both O'Connor and Posner were Republicans. Posner recently wrote that he's not as sure about being a Republican today, due to the looney factor these days, or whatever he called it. I forget the exact word, but you can Google for it.

I don't think people are supposed to "get over it" if they think some wrong has been done. People are supposed to care about that. Voting, to the US, is a Constitutional right, and that means it matters a lot that it not be tilted in either direction artificially, just because people get ideologically fervent or greedy for power.

Plus the court system doesn't have any purpose if decisions are made according to political views of the day or power grabs instead of on the law itself.

I don't get involved in politics, but I do care that the court system not be gamed. And I care about the rule of law. In some countries, whoever wants to win the most just kills the opponent, but the US was founded on the idea that rule of law will be respected, and both sides will respect it, whatever the actual outcome turns out to be. When that gets squishy, people do care.

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