Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Misunderstanding the role of the Court

Ann Coulter:

[L]iberals are raving about Kagan’s “skill at building a consensus … reaching out and building coalitions” — as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said last week.

It’s as if they’re talking about a governing majority in the Senate. Next thing you know, liberals will be complaining about a “do nothing” Supreme Court.

On MSNBC’s “Hardball” back in May, Sen. Klobuchar said: “We want to get some things done on this court.”

Get some things done? […]

The Supreme Court is not supposed to be “getting things done.” Durbin’s and Klobuchar’s statements reveal a massive misunderstanding of the role of the court.

Congress, as the people’s elected representatives, is supposed to “get things done.” If they don’t, that usually means the people don’t want those things done. It’s not the court’s job to say: “Hey, Congress, you forgot to enact this! Don’t worry, we’ll take care of it.”

You don’t have to like her, but she’s got a point.

posted on June 30, 2010 6:50 PM




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