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 . . .