Court doesn’t rule on ‘logic’


I have no opinion one way or the other on the issue of opening Maine’s borders to allow direct sales to consumers of out-of-state wines. What I do object to is the Sun Journal editorial expressing the opinion that a federal judge is going to side with the Oregon winery that filed suit recently as a matter of “logic” (April 14).

At least in this case, what seems “logical” to the editorial writer has nothing to do with legal principles on which the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case was based, and I would be willing to bet a substantial sum of money that the editorial position ends up being dead wrong.

Unfortunately, when that happens, I expect the courts will be blamed for yet another “bad” decision.

The Sun Journal should look into including a good lawyer on the editorial board who can explain Supreme Court cases to the editorial writers, or have the writers stick to giving opinions on policy matters.

Judith A. Dorsey, Gardiner