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Sat, Dec. 16th, 2000, 11:49 am
Lawyer speaks clearly, populous amazed!


OK, I was forwarded this by a friend, and since email forwards tend to be messy and ridiculous, I decided to upload it to a free site, and give it a redirecting address instead of forwarding it, which probably took about the same amount as forwarding would have. This is an excellent account of the Supreme Court judgement on Bush v. Gore by a lawyer named Mark levine, and I would urge you all to at least read it if not act by mailing our congressmen. And please send this address to non-LJ people if you feel as if this is something you would have forwarded on had you gotten it in email.

Sat, Dec. 16th, 2000 12:36 pm (UTC)
patrick: interesting

that's a very interesting write up of the whole stuation. i agree.

i don't think it would change anyone's mind about the situation, though. i could see people writing it off as just a crazy theory.

but then, there are a lot of things about this election that people could have written off as too far fetched. this is a crazy world we live in.

Sat, Dec. 16th, 2000 02:00 pm (UTC)
holyloki: Re: interesting

but it's not a theory. he's calling for a plan of action. if congress stood up and said that we need to solidify election resolution law in close elections before any justices can be appointed[which hopefully will delayed until 2004 when a democratic president will most likely be elected in the wake of bush] then we can force the vote to be given to the people more solidly. i read a bit of the supreme court's decision and it says that there is no law that says anyone gets to vote for president except the state legislature. granted, if any state legislature now decided to take away the popular vote, the legislators would lose their jobs, but it is legally still in their hands. legally the florida state legislature would have had the power to appoint the electors without the consent of the people. this is a bit frightening. the fact that bush is becoming president is a bit frightening as well. I'm not necessarily as frightened by him being president as I am by the fact that this seems a bit similar to another great republic which fell to appointed powers ruling without popular election when it began to run in a manner such as this. all i'm saying is that Rome wasn't built by Supreme Court Justices. Maybe it shoudn't be ruled by them.