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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, November 11, 2005

Subverting the Constitution

By Henry Mark Holzer

The retirement of Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor (contingent upon her replacement being seated), and the ensuing nominations of John G. Roberts, Jr. and Samuel Alito, exposed once again the ongoing moral, political, and legal schism between liberals and conservatives over such hot-button constitutional law issues as abortion, affirmative action, prisoners’ rights, establishment of religion, and the power of Congress.

Liberals were desperate to extend, or at least retain, their hegemony on the Court.

Conservatives saw an opportunity for the President to return the Court to a proper constitutional balance, where respect for federalism, separation of powers, and judicial restraint was not the exception but the norm. Complete Details


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