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  •  This is partisan talk (1+ / 0-)
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    The idea that SCOTUS "interprets" the constitution and relays this to the people...that's where we are but its not the truth. If the founding document of this nation can be interpreted to mean opposite things by different courts, either the document is useless or the court is corrupt. I have my opinion.  

    A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

    by onionjim on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 06:26:12 AM PST

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    •  That comment is unbelievable. (7+ / 0-)
      The idea that SCOTUS "interprets" the constitution and relays this to the people...that's where we are but its not the truth.
      The idea that the SCOTUS interprets the Constitution has been a basic fundamental principal of our Constitution since Marbury v. Madison.

      To reject the notion that the SCOTUS interprets the Constitution is essentially to reject the entire premise of our federal government -- the entire "three co-equal branches of government" concept.  

      Please show me ANYONE in the federal government or who has ANY authority to speak on the Constitution (for example, a constitutional law authority) who rejects that basic notion, established in our Constitution and first explained in 1803 in Marbury v. Madison, that the SCOTUS is the final authority when it comes to interpreting the Constitution.  

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