The Supreme Court and Partisan Pretzels

Senator Arlen Specter was on Fox News Sunday this weekend. He was great, but then, he tends to make me happy when he knows he's being broadcast. It's when he thinks no one is paying attention that you have to watch him.

Anyway, Specter mentioned that the Supreme Court would have to rule on the NSA Spying case now that the Detroit Federal District Judge Taylor has ruled. I don't think anyone was operating under the illusion that the program's legality wouldn't ultimately be ruled on by the Supreme Court, so his comment was hardly a surprise. It did raise this cynical thought, though: What partisan pretzels are the Republican-appointed Justices going to contort themselves into in order to find the program legal?

Nah... I'm sure they'll rule appropriately. Hamdan would seem to bind their hands anyway.

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