Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Judicial Imperialism

Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Boumediene v. Bush, one might think the Court had stopped an elitist dictator from stomping on civil liberties.
The 5-4 ruling is judicial imperialism of the highest order.

These five judges ignored the Constitution’s structure, which grants all war decisions to the President and Congress.

The recent ruling should finally put to rest the popular myth that right-wing conservatives dominate the Supreme Court.

The only real hope of returning the Supreme Court back to its normal role rests in the November elections. Because of the advancing age of several justices, the next president will be in a position to appoint a new Court that can reverse the damage done to our nation’s security

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