And they summed up the wisdom of then 213 years of Constitutional scholarship thusly:
None are more conscious of the vital limits on judicial authority than are the members of this Court, and none stand more in admiration of the Constitution’s design to leave the selection of the President to the people, through their legislatures, and to the political sphere.
But they were going to decide anyway. Oh, but it wasn't a precedent for future courts.
After that the Democratic Nominee...failed to put up any fight.
But that was a precedent.
And, of course, the last decade has really worked out well for the country as a result.
[Cross-posted at Firedoglake]