Your editorial states that the judiciary is the stabilizing force in the American system of government. In America, maybe. In California, hardly. If our judiciary were a stabilizing force, there would be no turmoil in this election.
The Times further states, "the courts are not so easily swayed"--right on point. Rose Bird (59 for 59 death penalty reversals) supports this point 100%. But the really galling statement to California voters is where The Times implies that the California Supreme Court is, "the true conservative branch of government . . . that prevents the majority from trampling on the minority."