Marbury versus whatever

Somebody said something about judicial review:

Ultimately I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. And I just want to remind conservative commentators that what we’ve heard for years that the biggest problem was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.

BTW, the “strong majority” was 220-215 in the House. And speaking of majorities, more than half the states are seeking to overturn the law.

One Response to “Marbury versus whatever”

  1. F Says:

    clearly uttered by someone who knows nothing about our Constitution. My guess is that it’s an inexperienced lawyer from India or Russia. Just as an example, judicial activism in the US context has to do with creating legislation from the bench, not overturning unconstitutional law.

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