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msrbly Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 03:51 PM
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2. Not technically correct . . .
Edited on Wed Sep-14-05 04:00 PM by msrbly
The Legislative branch creates the law. The Executive Branch (of which our "fearless leader" is a member) enforces the law and the Judicial Branch (which includes but is not limited to the Supreme Court) interprets the law.

In selecting Bush as president in 2000 the Supreme Court did not make law, it simply interpreted law (rather poorly in my opinion) and ensured that its interpretation was not precedent for future similar cases. Roberts will have no power to create law. That isn't to say that there isn't a danger in how he will or does interpret the law.
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  -There is no such thing has SETTLED LAW DoYouEverWonder  Sep-14-05 03:47 PM   #0 
  - Can Justices be impeached ?  Drifter   Sep-14-05 03:50 PM   #1 
  - They can be impeached by the House and removed by the Senate  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-14-05 03:53 PM   #3 
  - Justices can be impeached  msrbly   Sep-14-05 03:56 PM   #4 
  - Not technically correct . . .  msrbly   Sep-14-05 03:51 PM   #2 
     - Yes the Supreme Court does have the power to create law  DoYouEverWonder   Sep-14-05 04:02 PM   #5 
     - Sorry, Newsweek is a nice source but I'm not buying it  msrbly   Sep-14-05 04:07 PM   #6 
        - I thought I was clear that only the Supreme Court  DoYouEverWonder   Sep-14-05 04:17 PM   #7 
           - The US Supreme Court is the highest appellate court in the country  msrbly   Sep-14-05 04:41 PM   #8 
     - There's many types of law  shockingelk   Sep-15-05 05:57 AM   #9 

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