BCA Snubs Lyons, Woodall
But, the real issue behind the BCA slate is not who they endorsed, but who they didn't. Conspicuously absent from this list of BCA buddies are GOP incumbent State Supreme Court Justices Champ Lyons and Tom Woodall.
Our more vigilant court observers can tell us if the decisions of Lyons and Woodall differ significantly from that of the other 6 (excluding BCA bane Tom Parker) GOP justices. But that would seem to be the obvious implication. Perhaps the BCA doesn't like Lyons or Woodall occasionally straying off the reservation and is firing a warning shot in attempt to bring them in line.
It'll be interesting to see if this snub has any repercusisons on the 2006 judicial elections and, even more importantly, on subsequent rulings.