Election 2000: Our Imperial Judiciary

We need to bring a gavel down on arrogant judges like Florida's supremes

Constitutional crisis in Florida. Oh, the hand wringing at the prospect of the Florida legislature challenging the state supreme court's decision in Gore vs. Bush. Constitutional crisis? Why not? It's about time we had one.

It might finally allow a cathartic resolution of the debilitating constitutional problem we have been suffering under for 40 years: arrogant, activist courts trampling the prerogatives of elected legislatures and elected governments in deciding how we are to live. Christmas creches snatched from public displays under the baroque, three-pronged "Lemon test"; Miranda rules plucked out of thin air; the right to abortion suddenly located in the...

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