Separation of Powers, RIP?
Today, in a historic 4-3 decision, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that all existing state laws are null and void, the legislature is dissolved, and the 4-judge majority will re-write all state laws by themselves.
OK, I made that up. It didn't really happen.
But if it did, would we see at least one editorial complaining that the court had exceeded its jurisdiction, and threatened the constitutional separation of powers? Would we hear at least one legislator saying that the runaway justices must be removed from office?
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($14,338 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: -
Nov. 20, 2003 8:54 PM ET USA
Until the executive and legislative branches are willing to depose the tyrants in the court system, the separation of powers will be dead but there won't be peace. Unfortunately, the generation currently in power is not only America's most destructive but also America's most gutless. We see it in government and in our Church hierarchy and in the business world. Baby boomers are more interested in getting along with each other no matter the price than standing for any moral principle.