Monday, September 20, 2010

just stop it

"There had been at the time, and still is, a substantial portion of Republican legislators that believe it is more important for the Legislature to make the law instead of the Supreme Court," [Bowen] Greenwood said.

Okay, if there is one narritive of the GOP which I really hate (and of course there is not just one), it's the one where they talk of "activist" judges and "legislating from the bench". It's as if Republicans dont understand the purpose of our third government branch. Do they think its sole purpose is to confirm the acts of the legislature in the face of the uppity citizenry who dont know who the boss is?

And really, Montana GOP? So if the Supreme Court of Lincoln's time had struck down slavery as unconstitutional, would that have been legislating from the bench, also?

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