Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.
Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804), The Federalist 22
posted on 11/02/2007 6:35:04 AM PDT
(Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
The Federalist Papers are relied on heavily by the court’s conservative justices. Of course, liberals can and will run away with the quote you cite, but it must be read in context. He’s not arguing for judicial tyranny. Hamilton says the following in the Federalist Papers: Courts possess neither the power of the sword, nor the purse, but only judgment.
posted on 11/02/2007 6:46:43 AM PDT
That's what a judiciary is for: to interpret the law.
If you're calling the normal operation of the judiciary "VERY BAD" then you are essentially making an argument against the separation of powers.
posted on 11/02/2007 7:30:21 AM PDT
(Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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