Monday | October 07, 2002
Supreme Court approves Lautenberg
No surprise here. As I had argued before, there was no way the Supreme Court would get involved in this case. While many feared that BvG would set some kind of precedent, with the Court involving itself in election disputes, the Supreme Court rejected the GOP appeal without comment.
The GOP still has lawyers swarming all over the place. They have filed suit on behalf of two absentee voters who are apparently too feeble to cast a second ballot (but not feeble enough to spur a federal lawsuit). And, they have another case (perhaps the most legitimate of all) before the FEC trying to prevent Toricelli's campaign funds from going to Lautenberg.
Update: Courtesy of Federalist in the comments section of this post:
More judicial common sense today... A federal judge has declined to hear the NJ absentee ballot case, which was filed by GOP lawyers on behalf of two out-of-state voters.Posted October 07, 2002 11:23 AM | Comments (9)