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March 19, 2008 3:05 PM

Did political parties misread court’s primary decision?

Posted by David Postman

That’s what the News Tribune’s Peter Callaghan says. At the TNT political blog, Callaghan says a careful read of yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the top two primary doesn’t invite further court action, but outlines how to conduct the election within the Constitution.

Rather than saying they will wait to see how the law in put into practice, the justices gave the state a road map for implementing Top Two in a way that will meet their approval.

Callaghan includes the important passages from the decision that show the path to follow. Now, how carefully do you think that map will be followed?

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