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Wed May 11, 2022, 08:00 AM

Back in 2005 Cornyn mused how violence against "activist judges" was understandable ("great distress


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Sen. John Cornyn said yesterday that recent examples of courthouse violence may be linked to public anger over judges who make politically charged decisions without being held accountable.

In a Senate floor speech in which he sharply criticized a recent Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty, Cornyn (R-Tex.) -- a former Texas Supreme Court justice and member of the Judiciary Committee -- said Americans are growing increasingly frustrated by what he describes as activist jurists.

"It causes a lot of people, including me, great distress to see judges use the authority that they have been given to make raw political or ideological decisions," he said. Sometimes, he said, "the Supreme Court has taken on this role as a policymaker rather than an enforcer of political decisions made by elected representatives of the people."

Cornyn continued: "I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection, but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. . . . And I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters, on some occasions, where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in, engage in violence. Certainly without any justification, but a concern that I have."

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TomDaisy May 11 #2
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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:17 AM

1. I recall reading those remarks in 2005 and I have despised this smarmy "good ol' boy"

ever since.

There used to be a term for Senators like him: "disgrace".

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Response to Atticus (Reply #1)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:24 AM

2. he is a pig. without doubt.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:43 AM

3. A Repug being a hypocrite? Perish the thought!

In related news, they've discovered that water is wet.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 01:07 PM

4. Underscores that the base nature of the Republican Party was set long before TFG.

I don't think TFG is near the worst they have. I think he is merely more blatant.

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