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United States: Democracy or Judicial Oligarchy

Note that if the decision in Dredd Scott had been left to the politicians, it would have been exactly the same and in fact the President put a lot of pressure on the Court to produce the decision it did. Similarly in Plessy v. Ferguson, had the courts refused to hear the case and left the decision in the hands of the elected officials...well the elected officials were the ones bringing in the Jim Crow laws in the first place. So I'm not sure that abandoning constitutional government would produce that much in the way of improvement.

July 4, 2013 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )