Of course, that's nothing that hasn't been said before. Lawsuits against the Supreme Court are nothing new, Waas says. And neither is Kelly new to the State Supreme Court. Not only has he filed lawsuits there before, but Kelly also wrote something he calls "Law and Justice for Dummies," a treatise that criticizes the state's highest court for its role in the 2000 presidential election. In December, Kelly paid to publish it in a full-page ad in the Washington Post.
The fast talker says he suspects that it played a role in State Supreme Court Justice Charles Wells' later reversal. "And I wouldn't be surprised if the Justices of the United States Supreme Court didn't read it," he says. "Obviously this is their home paper in their own back yard. That maybe made a hell of difference too."
Sometimes you just can't play the tape slow enough.