Thursday, November 20, 2008

Reining In the Courts



On my radio program as well as in other forums, I have long advocated reining in the federal courts because of the way they have usurped authority and far exceeded their proper constitutional role. Among the ways this can be done is by Congress exercising its constitutional power to restrict the courts' jurisdiction.

This linked article was written by former Attorney General Ed Meese for the Hoover Institution. I think his analysis and prescriptions to solve the courts problem is spot on. It is far beyond time to get control of this runaway train, especially because the left uses the judiciary to accomplish what it cannot accomplish legislatively.

2 comments:

Ron said...

It's not just that the SC overstepped their intended scope of power, but the damage and the far ranging ramifications of these decisions as well. As an individual involved in the labor arena, some of those decisions started an erosion in the workplace environment, worker quality and productivity that is a part of our economic marass today. And the Federal Government, as an employer was in the forefront.

Just my two cents,

Stan McCullars said...

Among the ways this can be done is by Congress exercising its constitutional power to restrict the courts' jurisdiction.

Only problem with that happening is it requires a Congress with backbone.