#10 | POSTED BY DANNI
Thomas's opinion should be viewed as irrelevant to the law as should be SC decisions that overrule laws passed by Congress.
D**n, you're obstinate.
There have been many more over the years. But you never address the stalemate. What happens when Nixon says no to the tapes and the SC says, "Hey, don't ask us. It's not our job."
SC members should not voice political statements in public ever. That is a privelege [sic] they should sacrifice when appointed to high positions on our courts.
Jesus, this was not a political statement. It's his official opinion about the Commerce Clause as a United States Supreme Court Justice on a "case and controversy" arising under "... th[e] Constitution [and] the laws of the United States...".
He was never elected to any office ...
Yet, he was nominated by an elected President and confirmed by an elected Senate as provided by the Constitution. Thus resides the power of a United States Supreme Court Justice.
Because of their lifetime appointments some members of the SC actually start believing that they are anointed by God to rule this nation as royalty.
Well, I'm sure you can surmise I disagree. However, there's an old lawyer joke; "What's the difference between a federal judge and God?"