The case has been mired in controversy. The petition brought by the election commission occurred in the face of protesting red shirts outside their building. There have also been tapes alleging to show individuals trying to influence the court to decide in the Democrats favor. In fact, three judges recused themselves from the case, two because they were suing over the release of the allegedly damning video clips. The red shirts will certainly call foul over this, seeing it as another example of the elite triumphing over the peasants.
This whole controversy makes me really appreciate our court system in the U.S. Believe me when I say that there are many U.S. Supreme Court rulings with which I disagree. But while I might question the logic, wisdom and good jurisprudence of some of these decisions, I don't question the integrity of the Justices. So while I rarely agreed with a decision by Justice Stevens, I wouldn't question his honesty or his commitment to the law. If someone released a video clip that seemed to show someone trying to influence one of the U.S. Justices, it would genuinely shock me. Here, its not even a mild surprise.