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Old 9th Nov 2018, 13:21
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Originally Posted by neila83 View Post
Why on earth is the highest court a completely political entity? Seems to be a complete mockery of democracy that its just accepted they will decide things according to party loyalty rather than, and you know, the correct interpretation of the law.

Genuinely always perplexed me that. And people cheer it on and excitedly ponder the prospects of judges making it through the next few years so they can get their guy/girl on. Does noone see how f****d that is, whichever side has the presidency ?
I think it evolved into a political entity over time. When it became difficult to pass Law through Congress the politicians discovered that they could achieve the same effect through the Supreme Court - Roe V Wade legalizing abortion being the prime example.

Quite how you change it now I have no idea..
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