October 2, 2002
SUPREMELY IRRESPONSIBLE:New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Torricelli Can Be Replaced (TERENCE NEILAN, October 2, 2002, NY Times)
The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled this evening that the state Democratic Party can replace the name of Robert G. Torricelli on the Nov. 5 ballot for United States senator.
"It is in the public interest and the general interest of the election laws to preserve the two-party system and to submit to the electorate ballot bearing the names of candidates of both major political parties as well as of all qualifying parties and groups,'' the court ruled.
Thus does a Constitution and a system of laws that nowhere mentions the "two-party system" become its guarantor. This is what comes of judges ignoring the texts they are given by lawmakers. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 2, 2002 7:18 PM