Mike Kueber's Blog

April 28, 2010

Second-guessing Supreme Court decisions

Filed under: Issues,Politics — Mike Kueber @ 3:36 am
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I don’t agree with the current practice of politicians who publicly complain about holdings in specific cases, like Obama did with respect to the Supreme Court’s recent decision on a corporation’s right to free political speech. Justices are supposed to render their decisions independent of political pressures. Furthermore, it takes a lot of chutzpah for any politician, even one with a law degree, to argue that the Supreme Court made a mistake in a particular decision Who are we to say we know more about analyzing a constitutional provision than nine Supreme Court justices? Instead of asserting that the Court made a mistake, I think we need to recognize their decision. But if we are unwilling to accept the result, we should change the law. In the case of constitutional decisions, this will require a constitutional amendment.

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