As I write this, John McCain is announcing his concession of today’s election.
Obama was declared the winner by most of the networks at around 11:00 PM Eastern Time.
McCain’s speech was kind and humble, and recognizing what is an historic event.
We have not been shy in our opposition to Obama here at TCR, and hopefully have been and will continue to be faithful in this regard: Obama is the rightful victor, for whatever reason I believe is the man God will place in this leadership position, and will deserve the appropriate respect due the office and office holder of the Presidency. Assuming he does not abuse his power (a caution I would put to any who take this office).
We will, however, continue …
As disappointing as it may be, we’re closing Contest #3 without a winner.
As you may recall, the question was:
Provide the textual portion of the US Constitution that describes the well-known concept of Judicial Review, which gives the Federal Judiciary the authority to determine the constitutionality of US or State laws. Then, please name the first Justice to implement Judicial Review in the United States.
This was a trick question, since the US Constitution does not expressly give the Judiciary Branch the power to review the constitutionality of laws. This power exists based solely on the precedent set the first time it was exercised by the Supreme Court in 1803 in the case of Marbury v. Madison. John Marshall (that’s him at the left) …