Wednesday, April 13, 2005

My latest LTE

Re: Justice O'Connor should be decrying extreme judicial activism

Thomas Sowell thinks the judiciary is over-reacting to recent criticism?

Well let's see: Republican majority leader Tom Delay warns judges will face retribution for following law instead of his wishes in the Schiavo debacle.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) theorizes that recent judicial killings might be justified by understandable frustration with "judicial activism".

And capping it off Republican lawyer-author Edwin Vieira, addressing conservative leaders in Washington states his "'bottom line' for dealing with the Supreme Court comes from Joseph Stalin: "He had a slogan, and it worked very well for him, whenever he ran into difficulty: 'no man, no problem,' "

The full quote from Stalin: "Death solves all problems: no man, no problem."

Over-reaction indeed.

[Update - Letter published here.]

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