Monday, March 10, 2008

Or What?

Want to vote on an initiative guaranteeing universal health care coverage? Too bad.

In Committee for Health Care for Massachusetts v. Secretary of the Commonwealth, SJC No. 10021, the SJC again tells the legislature that it has a duty to vote on all pending initiative amendments before it recesses.

Yet again, however, the SJC refuses to enforce the law based on a respect for the concept of separated powers.

The whole thing feels very passive aggressive. But it also feels right: if you don’t like what your legislator is doing, or don’t think she’s doing what she’s supposed to be doing, vote for somebody else and convince your friends and neighbors to do the same. Or run against her yourself.

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