Mark Levin ©2005 Regnery Publishing, Inc. [12/12/09 These quotes match our
current Supreme Court see comments in.
"It is as if many of these justices will rely on
but the Constitution to guide their decision-making. And
a reason for this: The Court has so fundamentally altered its duties,
and so completely rejected the limits placed on it by the
Constitution's checks and balances and enumeration of powers, that the
justices are in an endless search for extra-constitutional
justifications and inventions to explain their activism. The
power they crave does not exist in the Constitution, which is why they
must constantly skirt its provisions.
on international law is a complete rejection of not only the roles of
the other branches, for these are not decisions or laws reflective of
their deliberations or actions, but the Constitution itself.
Judicial activists are nothing short of radicals
robes—contemptuous of the rule of law, subverting the Constitution at
will, and using their public trust to impose their policy preferences
on society. In fact, no radical political movement has been
effective in undermining our system of government than the judiciary.
And with each Supreme Court term, we hold our collective
hoping the justices will do no further damage, knowing full well they
will disappoint. Such is the nature of judicial tyranny."
(Men in Black page 22.)
"There are several problems with th[e] judicial
system, especially from a public-accountability viewpoint.
is no transparency to the process. Complaints
are not published anywhere, nor is there any requirement that records
of any evidence gathered to evaluate a complaint be published, nor are
there set standards or procedures for handling complaints.
federal judicial district establishes its own procedural rules and the
standards differ in each district.27
Judicial councils and the Judicial Conference are
not required to conduct public hearings on a complaint.28
There is also no requirement that judges, judicial councils,
the Judicial Conference report to any governmental body about the
results of investigations or deliberations." (Men
"Furthermore, as a
practical matter, these methods for removing judges are ill-suited for
a systemic reform of the judiciary. If impeachment by
has failed as a method to curb the judiciary power grab, it is foolish
to thin that a process initiated and controlled by judges would effect
anything other than minor changes.29
"Probably more potent and practical than the
individual judge and justices is Congress's power to limit the Supreme
Court's jurisdiction. In 1996, for instance, Congress enacted
Illegal Immigration Reform an Immigrant Responsibility Act.
act gave exclusive authority to the Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS) to determine whether an immigrant will be granted asylum,
without the right to appeal to the courts.30
" (Men in Black pg. 200.)