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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mr. Justice Frankfurter, long ago, exhorted his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court not to enter the political thicket, on the philosophical grounds that judges were not elected by the people, and should not attempt to impose their will on those who were, save when these worthies exceeded the limits of their mandates. The political thicket then was a dispute between the legislative and the executive branches of the U.S. government.

The political thicket the Curmudgeon looks at today involves a dispute between the judicial and the executive branches of . . .

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.