Saturday, March 20, 2004

I read this interesting article on Slate.

Not-So Supreme - The dumb new proposal to veto the Supreme Court. By Dahlia Lithwick

Note that I say "interesting" and not "insightful." Basically, the author, Dahlia Lithwick, claims that a new proposed law in Congress is dumb. That is pretty much her whole argument. She fails to explain why its dumb. It is just dumb.

The law is the same thing I proposed >here: allow congress to overturn decisions of the Supreme Court by super majority when a simple change in the law won't suffice.

Lithwick points out that the law will probably be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional. I agree. But I think it has potential as an amendment and I'd like to hear the argument against it rather than just a blanket label that it is a stupid idea.

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