Friday, May 23, 2008

Civics 101

And another thing -- all the people shouting about "activist judges" overturning the "will of the people" need to remember one thing: the courts are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing. Glenn Greenwald of Salon said it especially well: "The duty -- the central obligation -- of judges faithfully applying the law and fulfilling their core duties is to strike down laws that violate the Constitution, without regard to what percentage of the population supports that law, and without regard to whether it would be "better" in some political sense if democratic majorities some day got around to changing their minds about it."

Read his entire column here.

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