Closing the barn door…
Pointing to the experiences of developing countries and formerly Communist countries, where interference with an independent judiciary has allowed dictatorship to flourish, O’Connor said we must be ever vigilant against those who would strong-arm the judiciary into adopting their preferred policies. It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship she said, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings.
Hey, Sandra, about that decision you and the majority made back in 2000 — you know, the one that appointed Bush king? Let me guess. You’re not feeling too good about it now, are you?
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