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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-16-13 09:57 AM
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The Supreme Court may always have been political. If so, I was
unaware, except that I suspected the Court that kept declaring New Deal measures unconstitutional. I suspected it when it declared everything unconstitutional and I also suspected it when it started declaring everything constitutional, after FDR scared it. Holding that the federal government had Constitutional authority under the interstate commerce clause to regulate a man growing vegetables on his property for consumption by his own family was a bridge too far for me.

Aside from that, I thought the Supreme Court was relatively apolitical. Maybe because some Justices nominated by Republican Presidents made decisions that would be considered relatively liberal--e.g., Warren, Stevens, sometimes Kennedy, sometimes Souter, etc.

But, this Court has made me lose respect for the SCOTUS. All the 5-4 decisions make it relatively clear that it is just another political body.
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