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"Indeed, the rage of theorists to make constitutions a vehicle for the conveyance of their own crude, and visionary aphorisms of government, requires to be guarded against with the most unceasing vigilance."
     -- Joseph Story
     Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
     Book III, § 1857.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Now this takes a lot of chutzpah.

The National and State legislatures have enacted many carefully crafted legislative schemes, only to have them fucked up by the Federal courts, often without even the slightest pretext that the rulings involved were required by the Constitution. I am aware of no such instance in which any Federal court has condescended to consult with the legislators and executives involved.

Were I in Congress's position, I would invite Rehnquist to pound sand up his ass. Perhaps O'Connor and Ginsburg can do it for him.

-- posted by Clayton 1/01/2004 11:21:00 PM

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