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Some Ideas to Limit the 'Supremacy' of the U.S. Supreme Court

Eric Black | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

As I wrap up the judiciary portion of my extended rant about the imperfections in our system, I thought I would list a few of the ideas that have either been suggested or even demonstrated around the world.

Why Should the Unelected Supreme Court Get the Final Say About Our Laws?

Eric Black | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

The history of judicial review is full of awkward surprises, and dissenting testimony from some of the most beloved figures of U.S. history, but I would say the controversy has mostly disappeared.

The Supreme Court's Early Years: When Censorship Was Constitutional?

Eric Black | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

Article III of the Constitution assigns the Supreme Court original jurisdiction in a few small categories of cases (such as those involving ambassadors, for example).

Some Constitutional Myths About the Supreme Court

Eric Black | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

Is the Supreme Court working the way we want it to? If not, what has changed? Is it fulfilling the role assigned to it by the Framers of the Constitution? Has it become too powerful, too political, too what?

May the Supreme Court Declare Actions Unconstitutional?

Brad Reid | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Brad Reid

Whatever the Supreme Court decides in the current health care cases will be controversial. The resulting commentary concerning the Supreme Court's powers will doubtless sound familiar.