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“Strict Construction” Helps the Democrats – Horrors

“Strict Construction” Helps the Democrats – Horrors

The United States Supreme Court has vacated a 6th Circuit injunction requiring the Ohio Secretary of State to implement procedures to prevent voter fraud. The Supreme Court decision is here,

Of note, the Supreme Court decided the case on very narrow grounds, that the Ohio Republican Party did not have standing as a private party to enforce the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The Supreme Court accepted the Democratic Ohio Secretary of State’s strict constructionist view of who has a right to enforce HAVA.

What ever happened to judges invoking the “spirit” of a law, or “fundamental fairness,” or the “public interest”? I guess that only applies where the wording of the statute helps Republicans.


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