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On the news tonight, I heard a report about the Republican Governor of Louisiana, Piyush Jindal (aka “Bobby” Jindal), moaning and whining over JOP Keith Bardwell’s “denying” a marriage license to an interracial couple. For the record, Bardwell did not “deny” anything; he merely recused himself from the process and another judge married them. It’s commonplace for justices to recuse themselves (especially when they feel they have a conflict of interest). In this case, the media’s hysteria is attributable to the fact that Bardwell’s criterion for recusal conflicts with the Procrustean strictures of political correctness. Bardwell’s criterion apparently also differs from Jindall’s, who, in all his talk of “civil rights,” sounds more like MLK than a sensible conservative.