Sunday, April 10, 2005

Judicial Supremacy?

Is "Judicial Supremacy" the new form of bigotry (Like White Supremacy)? DeLay must be preparing the courts for when he is brought to trial for his malfeasance.


"Judicial independence does not equal judicial supremacy," DeLay (R-Texas) said Thursday. Congress, instead of just complaining about federal courts that "run amok" in defending the right to abortion and banning school prayer, must set limits and "make sure the judges administer their responsibilities," he said, according to a report Friday in the New York Times.

He spoke by video to a conference titled "Confronting the Judicial War on Faith." Its sponsor was the Traditional Values Coalition, social-issue reactionaries who back legislation to restrict federal courts from ruling on anything involving God or basing any rulings on the precedents of foreign courts (for instance, in death penalty cases). Its so-called Constitutional Restoration Act is sponsored in Congress by Sens. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), Zell Miller (D-Ga.), Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Reps. Robert B. Aderholt (R-Ala.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.).

...Judicial independence is one of this nation's distinguishing traits and a hallmark of our constitutional scheme. To endure, our democracy requires that legislators respect the independence of the judiciary, even when it comes to decisions they don't like.

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By the way, the Constitution needs "Restoration" like marriage needs "protecting."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Santorum Urges DeLay to Answer Critics

Delay is under fire from both the conservative and liberal side of the Republican party. He has overestimated his power. Everyone wants to be rid of him.

Delay makes a nice albatross. Democrats might want to keep him around until nearer to the Congressional election in 2006.

Republicans can't remain a majority in Congress without the liberal wing of the Republican party. The liberal wing is elected in the liberal states, precisely those states most likely to turn out Republicans. The conservative wing of the party may not like the liberal wing but they're dead without them.

DeLay will go. It's just a matter of when and how. He's too much of a liability.