Gingrich: Congress can send Capitol Police to arrest 'rogue' judges

One question for Newt: Will the cops be wearing jack boots? The Hill: GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich said Congress has the power to dispatch the Capitol Police or U.S. Marshals to apprehend a federal judge who renders a decision lawmakers broadly oppose. Gingrich says if there is broad opposition to a court decision, Congress should subpoena the ruling judge to defend his or her action in a hearing room. When asked if Congress could enforce the subpoena by sending the Capitol Police to arrest a judge, Gingrich assented. "If you had to," Gingrich said. "Or you'd instruct the Justice Department to send the U.S. Marshall." Gingrich made his remarks during a Sunday appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" where he defended his position that the president has the power to eliminate federal courts to disempower judges who hand down decisions out of step with the rest of the nation. Gingrich cited the 9th Circuit's decision that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools...(Read Full Post)

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