"I don't there are many people in America who realize the implications of what the court did earlier this week.
Using foreign opinion and or law to render US law, willy-nilly, is not only dangerous it is seditious."
No, its the best thing that has happened in a long time. Hear me out. The Supreme Court has brought judicial activism to the fore in a high profile case. It was harder to bring public attention to this when the Circuit Courts were doing it, but now, the Supreme Court has stepped into it. This, in turn, brings the judicial nominee issue to the forefront and makes clear its implications.
The Supreme Court has finally gone too far and has negatively impacted its own legitimacy. As Mark Levin argues, it is time to make the Judicial Branch a co-equal branch of government again. We have given the Judicial Branch its power and we can take it away. Without the Execuitve Branch, what power does the Judicial Branch have? It can't enforce its rulings or even make us follow them.
Now, normally, if the President tried to tell the Supreme Court or any other court to screw off on its rulings, i.e. enforce the rulings itself, Congress and the People would call for the President to be impeached. Afterall, nobody is above the law!! The Courts are the Law!!!
But what has changed is that the rulings have gotten more and more anti-democratic and authoritarian. What system of government do we really practice? Republican Democracy. . .HA!!!!! We are all subject to the new Kings and Nobility that are the Federal Courts. Everyday, more and more of the people feel the impact of some whacked out ruling on a case brought be the ACLU or some other organization.
The bottom line, rulings like this raise the public against the Court. When the voters get enraged, so does Congress which in turn empowers the Executive to stand against the Courts.
Didn't Kennedy or one of the other Supremes use International precedent in the ruling on the Texas Gay privacy issue?