From New Democrats Online, the DLC's Online Community, comes this article by William A. Galston:|
Ever since Brown v. Board of Education, liberals have used judicial activism as a substitute for political persuasion. But we shouldn't ask judges to make laws.
It is difficult to imagine a more fundamental assault on the separation of power than this spring's shameless attacks on the judicial appointments process. With their threats to end the right of filibuster and to measure judicial nominees by political standards, Republicans like Rep. Tom DeLay and Sen. John Cornyn brought partisan warfare and violation of basic principles to a new low. Either they do not understand the essentials of our constitutional system, or their yearning for unchecked power has addled their wits and corrupted their morals. The American people have firmly rejected this Republican effort to subvert both legislative and constitutional tradition
Read the whole thing, it's well worth it.
(Thanks to Free Republic for the link)
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