Juristocracy

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Andrew McCarthy of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies has an excellent article in The New Criterion ripping the Supreme Court for taking over the other two branches of government.

This is why, for example, we have never—at least until Hamdan—had a one-sided treaty with an international terrorist organization, whereby jihadists get to keep killing Americans and we guarantee them American rights. The Constitution makes treaties the province of accountable political actors. No public official who had any thought of remaining a public official would propose a departure from that principle. In the days before Hamdan, when the Framers’ requirement of an accountability nexus between the protectors and the protected held sway, such a bizarre idea would have been a career-ender.

Read the whole thing.

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  1. ELC says:

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Sprinkle a “Whereas” here and there, and that would make a fine start on a bill of impeachment of certain black-robed lawyers.

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