The Constitution, The Court, And the President-Elect

Rees III, Grover
December 1980
National Review;12/31/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p1595
The article comments on issues about the constitution, the court and U.S. President Ronald Reagan, as of December 1980. It discusses the second chance given to Reagan to lead the U.S. government. Details of the invention of the judicial review, the duty of courts to apply the Constitution as law even where it conflicts with a statute, by Chief Justice John Marshall in the 1803 decision of Marbury v. Madison are provided. Comments on the criticism against Reagan for his support of the Republican Platform provision stating the need for judges who believe in traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life are presented.


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