October 5, 2002
NIP IT IN THE BUD:Calif: NJ ruling a bad election precedent (UPI, 10/5/2002)
California's Secretary of State, Bill Jones -- a Republican -- has filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn the New Jersey court's decision to allow the Democratic Party of New Jersey to replace Sen. Robert Torricelli on the upcoming election's ballot. [...]
"It worked once spectacularly, they will say. It can work again," the friend-of-the-court brief said.
Michigan, Florida, Washington and South Carolina are among other states "joining the bandwagon," Fox News Channel reported.
One would think that having a bunch of states asking for clarification would put pressure on the Court to take a case that they likely want no part of otherwise. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 5, 2002 6:47 AM