Before Honor Comes Humility, Proverbs Says

And Last Week Seemed Designed To Bring Everyone To Their Knees

The judges were humbled, at war with one another over whose vision of justice would prevail. The lawyers were as well, when they were reduced to citing rulings against them in one case to help them win another. The commentariat that had confidently scripted a coda to this long chorale were practically speechless by Saturday night. Even the Constitution itself seemed more like tissue than stone, as people peered through its text to find the meaning they sought.

As for the candidates, they were looking elsewhere for comfort. After the Florida Supreme Court threw them a lifeline, Joe and Hadassah Lieberman...

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