The Supreme Court's judicial activists are cutting off the branch on which they sit. By rejecting the law and putting their personal opinions in its place, the justices invite the people to imitate them and disregard their decrees with the same willfulness they disregard the Constitution. If Anthony Kennedy isn't bound by the framers' words, why are the people bound by his?Good point! Read the whole thing.
The authority of Supreme Court justices derives from the authority of the Constitution: once they deny its authority, they deny their own.
March 7, 2005
Supremes undermine own authority by undermining Constitution
Excellent essay by George Neumayr, executive editor of The American Spectator, on the dangerous game the U.S. Supreme Court is playing with its "living Constitution". Here's how it starts: