Monday, January 23, 2006

Supreme Decision

Right Wing Pundit is not a blog written by insiders. We are a couple of guys with a higher-than-normal interest in politics, and hopefully a better-than-average grasp on the situation. That being said, our readers are mostly friends and family, and we try to pass on information that we think is important and timely.

This article by James Taranto in today's Opinion Journal is an excellent example of that kind of information. As a person with a job and family, I don't have hours to think about Supreme Court cases and their significance. Moreover I am not a lawyer, so my ability to opine is also suspect. I liked the article and its explanation of the significance of the Court's recent unanimous decision to send an abortion case, Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood, back to the Court of Appeals. Taranto also provides historical context, looking at how 2000's Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board was treated similarly for perhaps the same reason.

Both rulings seem politically motivated, but not partisan. I hope, as Taranto seems to think, that the ruling represents "judicial statesmanship" and respect for the institution.


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