Friday, May 29, 2009

The Court of Appeals make policy?



So the Court of Appeals is where "policy is made"? Silly me, this woman is brighter then I thought she was. Who needs congress to make laws, when we have the Court of Appeals, right? I can't believe I aced civics in high school believing that congress makes the laws. Congress is known as the "legislative branch" of the federal government. This is why the bills they work on are known as "legislation". So it would seem that Sonia Sotomayor believes the courts are suppose to overshadow the role of congress. Why should liberals be appointed to the courts in the first place? Its like hiring a person to fill a job position, but that person refuses to do their job or want to do it differently once they are hired. In the real world that person would be fired.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Chilerkle said...

That is why I call the Supreme Court Justices the Supreme dicks! They override the people instead of doing their job which is to interpret law.

11:07 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

That is true Chilerkle. Its more like people in robes suffering from "god complexes". So many people in this country don't even know the role of the Supreme Court. Most of them don't even know who their own freaking representatives are. Ask them what is the purpose behind "checks and balance" and see what they tell you Chilerkle. They more then likely will probably mention something about it relating to accounting or finance.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous metamorefasis said...

Well, you have to think it through. Yes, the legislature makes the laws, but the very system you speak of, the system of checks and balances, is what Sotomayor was speaking of in her statement.

The whole thing works like a game of paper-scissors-rock. One branch of the government can "beat" or control the other in some kind of way, and BE controlled, just like the 3 elements of the infamous hand game.

President-congress-supreme court.

The court of appeals, and the Supreeme Court, when you really think about it practically, are where the buck stops in our system. Their decisions can't be overturned.

Any law can be made and passed by the Congress, but, it may be an "incorrect" law, an "unjust" law. And this is decided by the Supreme Court. This decision, this final stamp, stays with them. The time to "override" them, or have a say in what they are doing is at the time of appointment and confirmation.

Similar power, on a smaller, local scale, is granted to the court of appeals.

So yeah, at the end of the day, Congress can make/pass those laws, but the Supreme Court really decides which ones really get to stay on the books in the long run. This is the intent of Sotomayor's statement on the matter.

(Granted, someone must sue first, in order to get that ball rolling.)

8:19 PM  

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