Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Hillary Rodham Clinton went into a tirade about how the Rehnquist court is more activist than the Warren court. But the Warren court handed down decisions that radically changed the way state legislatures, schools, and cops work. Where the Rehnquist court has invalidated a law, it has always been something of little consequence. Her comments about the 2000 election are nonsense. She says that the supreme court stripped a state of power to administer its own laws. It would be more accurate to say that the supreme court enabled Florida to administer its own election laws, by blocking an effort by a lower court to sabotage the election.

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