Thursday, April 14, 2005

We Created You...

And thus, Tom DeLay seems to think, we can destroy you (the "you" in this case being the American Court system). The New York Times reports Tom DeLay is ordering the Judiciary Committee to investigate the rulings on the Terri Schiavo case, and recommend possible legislation in response.
Mr. DeLay was not specific about what legislative changes, if any, he would like to see emerge from the Judiciary Committee's review. But in announcing that he had asked Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., a Wisconsin Republican and the committee chairman, to examine the actions of federal judges in the Schiavo case, Mr. DeLay said the House had previously passed legislation limiting the jurisdiction of the courts and breaking up the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a bill that died in the Senate.

"We set the jurisdiction of the courts," Mr. DeLay said. "We set up the courts. We can unset the courts."

Lovely sentiments. I'd remind everybody that Representative Sensenbrenner was the guy who said "There does seem to be this misunderstanding out there that our system was created with a completely independent judiciary", but at this point we're just par for the course.

I'm guessing this bill probably factors into DeLay's plans somewhere.

UPDATE: I suppose when you think that the judiciary is more dangerous than al-Qaeda this sort of thing makes sense.

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