This may be the first time in history a court suggested it would be illegal for a president to keep a campaign promise.
What’s the point of having the confounded election to start with? Why not let the federal district judge in California run the entire country?
The judge’s decision isn’t final, of course. The details in the dispute haven’t yet been fully heard. That, though, just means the president can be stymied on a mere allegation.
No wonder Trump is going directly to the Supreme Court. As recently as December the nine justices sharply rebuked Alsup on a procedural matter — and with no dissent.