Our Supreme Court has lost its honor

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    Our Supreme Court has lost its honor - Roger Simon - POLITICO.com


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    It looks to me like there are two separate and distinct issues to discuss. First, the SCOTUS placed themselves above the other two branches, and second, they are using said power in a corrupt fashion.
     
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    Marshall was wrong. It is, instead, emphatically the province of the Legislative Branch to say what the law is.

    The SCOTUS is reclaiming its honor, by the way.

    Other than that, a really "meh" OP.
     
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    It's the job of the court to "judge" whether our leaders are following the law or not.

    This decision is definitely ideological, but I don't see how it's political. This is not about influencing an election or favoring one party or the other. But it is about the central question of our time: Will we have a Constitutionally limited government or not?
     
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    Couldn't have been that bad, you addressed it instead of attacking me. Or are you feeling under the weather.
     
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    Gonna change your mind if obamacare is upheld?
     
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    I'd rather give my actual reaction after the fact that my current one (in a vacuum).
     
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    And, true to form, you revert to trying to make it about me. Pretty transparent of you.

    Your vapid efforts aside, the fact remains, people quote Justice Marshall on that "point" as though the fact that he said it somehow makes it true. It doesn't.

    And the fact is, the SCOTUS runs the risk of appearing political anytime it hands down a decision. It hasn't lost any honor in the process EXCEPT when they have allowed purely partisan political inclinations to override what the Constitution actually commands.
     
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    Are you trying to say that Roe v Wade was a dreadful mistake?
     
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    And yet, the gop in general and conservatives in particular reject an activist court, what has the court been if not activist since Bush v. Gore?
     
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    A court is always activist to if they a rule in a way that doesn't support a one side of views over the other.
     

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