Saturday, March 26, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed- By Warner Todd Huston
- By Warner Todd Huston
This has been an age-old American question as it happens. Since we Americans have always prided ourselves by ruling our country under the rule of law we are generally loathe to attack our judiciary. Yet, still, we have, many times in the past, faced the question of just how to reign in out of control courts. During his presidency, Thomas Jefferson had battles with Chief Justice John Mrashall. Franklin Roosevelt had bouts with his Chief Justice, Charles E. Hughes. And various justices, judges and rulings have been controversial, disruptive and often just plain wrong – such as Justice Roger Taney's "Dred Scott" decision – throughout our history.
Today we are faced not with just a recalcitrant Supreme Court, but with an arrogance of the entire judiciary nation wide. We are constantly seeing decisions that range from the absurd to the downright dangerous and we have been seeing these troublesome decisions climb at a steady and alarming rate at least since the Bussing issue in the1970's..............
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