GTA Wrote:
Jan 28, 2013 10:19 AM
There is nothing intrinsically wrong with judicial review. Without it, there would be no protection from unconstitutional laws of Congress. The problem is that the Founders did not see the courts as an equally powerful branch of government -- and therefore created no "checks and balances" for the judicial branch. Lifetime appointment + no check = Abuse of government power. In retrospect, I'd have allowed for a 2/3 vote of Congress to override the Supreme Court -- or 2/3 of state legislatures. Also, I'd keep appointment as the way to select judges, but impose an 8-year single-term lifetime limit for federal judges. Water down the power of all the branches.