Monday, October 31, 2005

What Is at Stake with Supreme Court Appointments

From Confirm Them:

The issues at stake here go way, way beyond the right to life versus the right to choose abortion. At stake ... is really the rule of law, and whether we continue to assign legislative powers to an unelected and unaccountable body that was never intended to have them.

Chief Justice Marshall wrote: “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.” But, he also wrote: “It is the peculiar province of the legislature to prescribe general rules for the government of society.”
This is a good, concise summary of what is at stake in nominations and appointments to the Supreme Court.


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