Saturday, April 02, 2005

A Divider from the Outset and to the End

W, Rove and Co. and their cronies work the system to futher cleave the country as is their want...and just because they don't like the decision of the courts.

There is a system of Checks and Balances in Place and separation of the Courts from the Exec and Legislative Branches for a reason...a very good reason.

Besides, the legislature is a bit side tracked at this point, don't you think? MoxieGrrrl points us to another great Mark Fiore video clip.


House Republican leader Tom DeLay's threat of retaliation -- even impeachment -- against federal judges for failing to do Congress' bidding in the Terri Schiavo case was just the latest manifestation of hostility from Capitol Hill toward the courts.

In the last year, the House has passed bills to divest federal judges of jurisdiction over legal challenges to the phrase "under God'' in the Pledge of Allegiance and to the federal law that allows states to refuse recognition to same-sex marriages performed in other states.

A bill has also been proposed to prohibit federal courts from considering suits over government displays of the Ten Commandments, a case recently argued before the Supreme Court.

No such court-stripping measure has become law since at least the 1860s.

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