Thursday, May 04, 2006

Judicial Tyranny

That is, having the tyrants control the judiciary. Senator Ass-is-Grassley wants to place the judiciary under the watchful eye of the Justice Department, effectively subordinating the Judicial Branch to the Executive. If this kind of shit doesn't scare Average Joe and Josephine America, I don't know what will.

Ginsburg: Congress' Watchdog Plan 'Scary' - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that a Republican proposal in Congress to set up a watchdog over the federal courts is a "really scary idea."

Ginsburg told a gathering of the American Bar Association that lawyers should stick up for judges when they are criticized by congressional leaders.

"My sense now is that the judiciary is under assault in a way that I haven't seen before," she said.


It sounds to me very much like the Soviet Union was .... That's a really scary idea," said Ginsburg, who was put on the court by President Clinton and is one of its liberal members.

Ginsburg said her confirmation hearings in 1993, and those the following year for Justice Stephen Breyer, were long but friendly. "That bipartisan spirit has broken down," she said.

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), said last week that the judiciary wasn't doing enough policing of itself. His plan would create an inspector general to oversee federal courts including the Supreme Court. The inspector general would be directed to report any judicial misconduct to the Justice Department.
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