Out of Order

Rosen, Jeffrey
May 2005
New Republic;5/30/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 20, p12
Focuses on Republicans' view of the U.S. judiciary as undemocratic, and their demand for more conservative judges in the name of public opinion. View of Republicans that the filibuster is undemocratic and should be eliminated; Comments made by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and president of Focus on the Family James Dobson condemning the Supreme Court; Polls showing that the vast majority of Americans do not support the elimination of the filibuster; Observation that the Supreme Court is doing a better job at reflecting the wishes of the majority, and Congress' failure to do so is dangerous.


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