Law: Supreme Or Not Supreme

That is the question, says the Attorney General

Almost from the day he took office, Attorney General Edwin Meese has been feuding with the U.S. Supreme Court, grousing over its decisions and accusing the majority of failure to observe the intentions of the men who wrote the Constitution. Despite setbacks last term, when the court rejected Justice Department positions on such issues as affirmative action and abortion, Meese is still a man on the offensive. In a speech last week at Tulane University in New Orleans, he escalated his challenge to the high bench's authority. Quite simply, he said, Supreme Court decisions are not so supreme after all.


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