Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Railing against the activist judiciary:

The Supreme Court "undertook to exercise their naked judicial power and substituted their personal political and social ideas for the established law of the land."

What case are we talking about? Roe v. Wade? Lawrence v. Texas? "Activist courts" ruling on Terri Schiavo, the pledge of allegience, or teaching science in schools?


Brown v. Board of Education.

This was from the "Declaration of Constitutional Principles," sponsored by Strom Thurmond, which bore the signatures of 101 of the 128 national legislators coming from states formerly a part of the confederacy. They insisted on exposing Brown as a "clear abuse of judicial powers."

Funny how history repeats itself.

(quoted in Piven and Cloward 1977)

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