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7/06/2005

The plan for the Court

Mark Noonan says:

we work for a day when the Supreme Court refuses to take a case and issues an opinion that the legislature is the proper forum for disposition of thorny political issues

For one thing, the Supreme Court refuses cases all the time. And the last time they deferred to state legislatures - the Kelo v. New London case - you wingnuts couldn't stop whining about it.


UPDATE: Kossack Hunter notes that the conservative justices are the least likely to defer to the legislature. The New York Times looks at the percentage of cases in which each of the nine justices voted to invalidate Congressional legislation, and the breakdown is this:

Thomas 65.63 %
Kennedy 64.06 %
Scalia 56.25 %
Rehnquist 46.88 %
O'Connor 46.77 %
Souter 42.19 %
Stevens 39.34 %
Ginsburg 39.06 %
Breyer 28.13 %

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