Is the use of “to not be swayed” in the sentence "The Court therefore did well to not be swayed by the groundswell of support..." right ? (Please see the sentence as the fourth one in the editorial.)
It's grammatically acceptable but semantically awkward. To do well implies that the Court did something: it calls for an active verb, not a feeble passive, and a negative passive to boot.
Something like this would be better:
The Court did well in declining to be swayed by the groundswell of support.
To my mind, however, even that it is dubious. I see no reason to congratulate the Court on achieving what after all is a pretty minimal standard of judicial independence. I'd say simply:
The Court was properly unswayed . . .