A message to you, Rudy

A noun, a verb, and fraudulent elections. Why no judges threatened him with contempt of court is a mystery to me.

I don’t think they want to deny the next judge the Crazy Rudy experience. It’s like that classic fraternity paddling. Every judge gets a chance to beat his ass.

This is a guy who is trained as a lawyer, who made his name as a prosecutor, and who was representing the President’s campaign in federal court, and he apparently didn’t even understand a question about what level of review should be applied to his claims.

“The normal one,” he replied, when the judge asked him.

There is no “normal” level of scrutiny. There are, as everyone who has spent more than five minutes reading about federal case law understands, three basic levels of review in federal cases: strict scrutiny; intermediate scrutiny; and rational basis review.