Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Ignore the Supreme Court

Republican Rep. John Hostettler of Indiana believes his constituents can -- and should -- make the federal courts virtually powerless.

Rep. Hostettler addressed a special legislative briefing of the Christian Coalition last month in Washington. "Congress controls the federal judiciary," Rep. Hostettler was quoted as saying. "If Congress wants to, it can refer all cases to the state courts. Congress can say the federal courts have limited power to enforce their decision." (Apparently, he hasn't heard of the balance of power.)

"When the courts make unconstitutional decisions, we should not enforce them," he continued. "Federal courts have no army or navy... The court can opine, decide, talk about, sing, whatever it wants to do. We're not saying they can't do that. At the end of the day, we're saying the court can't enforce its opinions."

[Thanks, American Drama, for finding this.]

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