First Principles: The Judiciary Branch Does Not Decide Constitutionality of Laws Solely Nor Fully Independent of the Executive and Legislative Branches

“The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.”  – Thomas Jefferson (1804)

Madison said it too:

 

Chief Justice Roberts is incorrect in his recent rebuttal of President Trump’s statements.  I sometimes wonder how long ago basic civics lessons were discarded in the US.   If we wish to keep our republic, it’s looking increasingly like we need to speak up and make sure folks understand the Constitution.  There seems to be some serious misses on what it actually states and what our founders and subsequent law all show a clear record of if we are to keep the principles of stare decisis and live under the rule of law, not the arbitrary rule of persons.

 

 

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