Monday, October 01, 2007

The Run-Up to Wednesday's Supreme Court Oral Argument

Here's more on this week's argument in Lopez Torres v. NYS Board of Elections and the upcoming court session.

Our own James Sample gets at the heart of the issue on Judicial Reports: "[I]t's about stakeholders in a corrupt status quo against stakeholders in a functioning democracy."

And the Times adds its voice to the chorus of those supporting affirmance: "On Wednesday, the court will hear arguments in another voting case of particular interest to New Yorkers, a challenge to the use of [New York's] judicial conventions, undemocratic institutions dominated by party hacks, to select state court judges. Lower courts rightly held this highly undemocratic system to be unconstitutional."

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