thanks for hanging in there for the last 8 years

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Bush v Gore (2000) Dissenting Opinion On Stolen Election

“Time will one day heal the wound to that confidence that will be inflicted by today’s decision. One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.”

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One Response to “thanks for hanging in there for the last 8 years”

  1. the way Says:

    I think this is the most important court, because this is the court that lets a judge overrule a jury’s ruling.

    “In Firewall, Walsh’s book about the Iran-contra scandal, the special prosecutor described how the black-robed Republican appointees to the U.S. Appeals Court in Washington “waited like the strategic reserves of an embattled army.””

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Obama will enter office with an immediate opportunity to begin shaping the federal courts by filling four dozen openings on trial and appeals courts.

    Federal judges, with lifetime appointments, can be a president’s most enduring legacy.

    The traditionally conservative 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the first court on which Obama can change the balance of power quickly. The Richmond, Virginia-based court has four openings. And it is divided now between five judges appointed by Republican presidents and five named by Democrat Bill Clinton.

    Covering Maryland, the Carolinas and Virginia, the 4th Circuit hears a large share of national security and intelligence cases because Virginia is the home of the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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