Friday, September 29, 2006

I Guess Gingrich skipped his American Government courses

Former House Speaker, and possible presidential candidate, New Gingrich said that Supreme Court decisions should be overridden by the other branches of government. Gingrich, "What I reject, out of hand, is the idea that by five to four, judges can rewrite the Constitution, but it takes two-thirds of the House, two-thirds of the Senate and three-fourths of the states to equal five judges." He made these comments while speaking at a Georgetown Law School conference. Those comments help demonstrate why Gingrich will never be president. My advice to Newt: stick to doing Fox News, writing books and generating interesting policy ideas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh come on guys, you know any good anti-Federalist believes that the judges in America hold way too much power: they have the freedom to 'interpret', (i.e. rewrite) legislation and the Constitution as they see fit! There is, as I'm sure Gingrich was saying, no check on judicial review. Newt in '08!