The liberal ninth circuit court of appeals has put California's recall election on hold.
The reason? The judges claim that punch cards used in several predominately minority districts might confuse minority voters. This is blatant racism.
The New York Times compares this to the 2000 presidential race and the controversy with punch cards in Florida. But there is a big difference. In this case, the court is assuming that punch cards will be misused before the fact.
In Florida, the rules for counting the ballots kept changing as Gore supporters won in a liberal state court and the Bush people had to go to the United States Supreme Court to get it properly sorted out.
A huge number of Californians want this recall election. Their will may be thwarted by the most liberal court in America--the one that ruled "under God" in the pledge of allegiance is unconstitutional and that has been overturned in three quarters of its cases.
The judges who made this ruling were named by Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, which tells you something.
Let the people vote.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.