Harsh Reality vs. Rule of Law

The teaser text for this editorial on the New York Times opinion page reads as follows: “The court can’t ignore the harsh consequences of gutting Obamacare.”

And this is what is wrong with many people’s view of the Supreme Court. It is not a super-legislature. The job of the court – the only job of the court – is to interpret the law and the Constitution. The policy consequences of the court’s decision on the cases before it should not even be considered by the nine justices. If they do make policy a major component of their decision (as some of them openly have done) they should be impeached.

One thought on “Harsh Reality vs. Rule of Law

  1. “The job of the court – the only job of the court – is to interpret the law and the Constitution.”

    Is that what Thomas, the most corrupt “justice” in living memory, does when he repeatedly sits on cases dealing with his former corporate employers, always ruling in their favor? “Mr. Conservative,” indeed. Scalia, meanwhile, is the very worst sort of smirking gutter racist. Neither one is fit for any office, much less a lifetime appointment.

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