My Facebook feed lit up today with news that the Supreme Judicial Court got out ahead of the legislature and reduced signature requirements by 50% and delayed the deadline a bit. They sided with plaintiffs arguing the regular requirements constitute an unconstitutional burden at this time. While I completely understand the logic on the merits and supported a DSC resolution calling for legislative action on this matter I don’t think it is the court’s role absent a law to back it up to just come in and make this change. Seems to be the very definition of legislating from the bench and “it’s not fair” or “”it’s too hard” doesn’t strike me as sound legal reasoning.
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