When Politicians And The Courts Cross Paths

"Justice ran out the clock" (Government, Dec. 25/Jan. 1) and "It didn't have to end this way" (Editorials, Dec. 25/Jan. 1) were the clearest statements of outrage I have read on the Supreme Court's Bush vs. Gore decision. The ruling, which recognized the unfairness of machine counts yet deferred to arbitrary deadlines to prevent a fair manual count, can only be viewed dubiously.

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