Quote Of The Day: The Judicial Super-Legislature

From Hindrocket at Power Line:

“Our disagreement with activist judges isn’t based only on the fact that they’re liberals and we’re conservatives. More importantly, it’s based on the fact that our Constitution didn’t establish the Supreme Court as a super-legislature, appointed for life, charged with nullifying popular opinion when it conflicts with more “sophisticated” sentiment. One can imagine a government so structured, but it isn’t ours, and it wouldn’t be a democracy. Those who try to turn the judiciary into a legislature–but an unaccountable one, that never has to stand for re-election–can hardly complain when electoral passions begin to swirl around judicial appointments.”

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