CONGRESSIONAL POWER OVER COURTS? Article 3, Secto…

CONGRESSIONAL POWER OVER COURTS?

Article 3, Secton 2, of the U.S. Constitution, includes a very dangerous provision:

In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.

What’s to stop Congress from including a clause in every act, exempting it from Judicial Review? In fact, Congress has done this numerous times throughout the history of the Republic, sometimes for “good,” sometimes not. I consider this dangerous because Judicial Review aims to prevent Congress (and the Executive) from exceeding their Constitutional powers. Judicial Review is preferable to the means envisioned by the Framers for keeping Federal “departments” from exceeding their powers: the State Militias – in other words, Civil War! (This casts the 2nd Amendment in a new light!)

Is there no recourse from “activist judges” and “judicial supremacists”? Of course there is: Constitutional Amendment. Ideally, their rulings are based on the Constitution (or Common Law). If you amend the Constitution, their rulings must change. Some of the things conservatives seek to uphold, such as the flag, (conservative evangelical Protestant) prayer in taxpayer-funded public schools, taxpayer-funded displays of the Ten Commandments and Nativity of Christ creches, and heterosexual-limited marriage, they say are of such popularity, that they should have no difficulty in amending the Constitution in their favor, no? In such cases mere Congressional majoritarian “court-stripping” is cowardly, and does an end-run around the Constitution.

In reality, this portion of the original Constituion should be repealed by Amendment, because the potential (and historical reality) for abuse is too great.

I USED TO THINK PETER KING WAS ONE OF THE FEW REAS…

I USED TO THINK PETER KING WAS ONE OF THE FEW REASONABLE REPUBLICANS ANYMORE

But lately he has just gone off-the-wall.

If anybody’s a traitor [Ann Coulter – she of the Adam’s apple – has made the accusation fashionable], it’s BushCo, for betraying the law so many times I’ve lost count, including these last two times! We still shoot traitors, don’t we? (Not that I favor the death penalty.)

Must be an election year.

IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY SIMULTANEOUSLY…AND DEFEAT KING!

TORTURE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL! How come this is nev…

TORTURE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

How come this is never brought up?!!

LOCK YOUR DOORS: GOP SUPREME COURT FLOUTS CONSTITU…

LOCK YOUR DOORS: GOP SUPREME COURT FLOUTS CONSTITUTION AGAIN

Now illegally-obtained evidence can be used against you. So much for Scalia’s “originalism”!

Unjust judges! How long will the Lord tolerate you!

CANADIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM BETTER, CHEAPER And th…

CANADIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM BETTER, CHEAPER

And the rumoured(!) waiting-times are insignificant. So says this survey.

PROPOSED: ABOLISH THE SECRET BALLOT! Lynn Landes’…

PROPOSED: ABOLISH THE SECRET BALLOT!

Lynn Landes’ radically low-tech back-to-the-future way to stop election-theft:

The only way to stop vote fraud is to voter-certify (signed) ballots….”

30,000 BLACK SLAVES FOUGHT AGAINST THE AMERICAN RE…

30,000 BLACK SLAVES FOUGHT AGAINST THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR THEIR FREEDOM

Read all about them here.