Tuesday, March 11, 2003

There are many things in this country that need to be fixed. One of them is the current judicial system. I was reading a story today about the numbers of overturned decisions that the 9th Circuit court had a few years ago. What it boils down to is that all but one of their decisions was overturned. The best defense they had is to point out that five other appeals courts had all of their decisions overturned during the same period. All of which says to me that these courts are apparently incapable of coming to a correct decision based on the Constitution of the United States. If these courts are this inept at interpreting the law, they are in serious need of overhaul. This is probably not the case at all, but rather this is a case where these courts were excerisizing judicial activism (legislating from the bench). Either way, this is a serious red flag about the state of affairs in our current system. And I am not even going to start on the current mess that the Senate has created with its utter inability, thanks to stonewalling from a majority of members in the current minority party, otherwise I would be at this for another hour. Let's just "get under the hood" to borrow a phrase from good old Ross Perot and get it fixed sooner rather than later.

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