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April 1, 2005

activist judges
posted by soe 4:05 pm

I have avoided weighing on the Terri Schiavo case and I don’t plan to break with that today. But I did want to comment on this quote referring to Schiavo’s case made by the second-most-powerful legislator in the country:

According to Speaker of the House Tom DeLay (R-TX), “We will look at an arrogant, out-of-control, unaccountable judiciary that thumbed their nose at Congress and the president.”

Excuse me?

Would that be the Supreme Court he’s referring to? The Supreme Court that was created by our Founding Fathers precisely to keep the president and Congress from overstepping their roles? The Supreme Court that had 7 of its 9 members appointed by Republicans?

(Or is he just talking about all those lower state and federal judges with whom the Supreme Court didn’t disagree?)

This wouldn’t bother me so much except the man is third in line to succeed the president…

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