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To: Mind-numbed Robot

That would frequently defeat the point of the jurisdiction that the Constitution grants to the Supreme Court.


46 posted on 04/01/2012 1:12:55 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham; MamaTexan
That would frequently defeat the point of the jurisdiction that the Constitution grants to the Supreme Court.

According to Mr. Gibbs, in 1803 the Supreme Court granted themselves the authority. The Constitution did not.

How about: the US of A is either a single country or fifty countries.

The USA is a limited government formed by the states and given only the limited powers granted it by the states. The purpose of this general government was to coordinate but not to issue laws that apply to the states except within the limited powers of the Constitution. The Supreme Court is part of the Federal government, just as are the legislative and executive branches. Therefore, if a state or states see that the central government has overstepped its bounds they are free simply to ignore, or nullify, those overreaches. That includes executive orders, legislation, and Supreme Court rulings. Each state is free to act on its own or in concert with other states in that respect.

66 posted on 04/02/2012 9:45:21 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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