Judicial Government vs. Self-Government

Berger, Raoul
April 1980
National Review;4/4/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p402
The article focuses on the power of the U.S. Supreme Court to amend the U.S. Constitution. There has been accusations that the Justices decide cases on the basis of personal bias rather than constitutional demands. The academicians have supported the Supreme Court's new role regarding the power to revise the Constitution, circumventing the cumbersome procedure prescribed by Article V of the Constitution. The Fifteenth and Nineteenth Amendments conferring suffrage on blacks and women has been left to the States since its inception. The framers of the Fourteenth Amendment excluded suffrage and segregation from the scope of the Amendment, thus putting them beyond the Court's reach.


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