Re: Re: Emergency Measures To Protect The 2004 Vote Count (EM2004)

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri Sep 10 2004 - 09:34:24 CDT

"Ellen Theisen" <ellent@olympus.net> wrote:
|Of course, it has to be mandated on the federal level to supersede
|various state laws...I believe there is Constitutional justification

I for one DO NOT believe such a Federal law is constitutionally
permissible. But maybe I'm wrong; I'm no lawyer, let alone a
constitutional lawyer. But I'm sure as heck certain I'm not alone in
this opinion.

Let's say ONLY 20 states decide to challenge this law under a
states-rights motive. I doubt it would be that few, but hope spring
eternal. How do you see 20 Federal court cases (almost certainly with varying
precise arguments, and hundreds of amicae briefs) getting wound up by
November, and the new procedures paid for an implemented?
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