November 19, 2007

Pakistan's Supreme Court Decision

Sound familiar?
A Supreme Court, hand-picked by President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, swiftly dismissed legal challenges to his continued rule on Monday, opening the way for him to serve another five-year term — this time solely as a civilian president.

CNN reported, December 12, 2000:

the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in Saturday to stop the [Florida Supreme] court-ordered manual count of tens of thousands of presidential election ballots in Florida.

Seven of the nine Supreme Court justices were appointed by Republican presidents.

Justice Stevens wrote that "preventing the recount from being completed will inevitably cast a cloud on the legitimacy of the election." To say nothing of the legitimacy of the US Supreme Court and so-called democracy in the United States.


CNN, Sharply divided high court stops Florida recount, December 10, 2000.

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