Rein in the Imperial Judiciary

By a five-to-four decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has invalidated the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). By the same margin -- albeit with a different lineup -- the Court remanded the decision on California's Proposition 8 -- which had outlawed gay marriage and passed with a majority of the popular vote -- to the same court that had already declared the referendum's outcome unconstitutional. The fact that an issue as profound as legal matrimony has been decided by five votes of unelected judges highlights the crisis the imperial judiciary poses for America. Unelected judges' power to overturn majority opinion on virtually any topic undermines popular government. Lately it's almost always the Left's agenda being imposed by judicial fiat. What the left cannot win at the ballot box, they have gotten via federal court rulings. The Constitution stipulates how the imperial judiciary can be reined in, and there is constitutional precedent for this procedure (Ex...(Read Full Article)