Stack the courts with originalists and these crucial societal decisions revert back to congress, where they belong. But, legislating is hard. It's slow, it requires political capital, compromise and public consent. Imposing an agenda via the judiciary and bureaucratic state is so much easier and more fun.
POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2019-03-20 09:39 AM | REPLY
Not when we are talking about peoples rights. You don;'t compromise rights and they aren't upto a public vote. Why do you think courts are needed??
The Supreme Court plays a very important role in our constitutional system of government. First, as the highest court in the land, it is the court of last resort for those looking for justice. Second, due to its power of judicial review, it plays an essential role in ensuring that each branch of government recognizes the limits of its own power. Third, it protects civil rights and liberties by striking down laws that violate the Constitution. Finally, it sets appropriate limits on democratic government by ensuring that popular majorities cannot pass laws that harm and/or take undue advantage of unpopular minorities. In essence, it serves to ensure that the changing views of a majority do not undermine the fundamental values common to all Americans, i.e., freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and due process of law.