Saturday, May 22, 2010

Do Supreme Court Justices Really Want To Be Philosopher-Kings?

Too Many Judges Want Authority Beyond Their Constitutional Role
by Thomas Sowell
Investors Business Daily

You might think that being a Supreme Court justice would be the top of the line job for someone in the legal profession.  But many Supreme Court decisions suggest that too many justices are not satisfied with their role, and seek more sweeping powers as supreme policymakers, grand second-guesseers or philosopher kings.

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