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July 19, 2005

I Agree With Bush

"I do have an obligation to think about people from different backgrounds but who share the same philosophy; people who will not legislate from the bench."
- Bush on his Supreme Court choice

If that was really his criterion, I'd be very happy.

  • No striking down Congressional laws because they don't conform with the judge's view of the Commerce clause.
  • No striking down laws because they don't fit the judges view of the 14th Amendment.
  • No striking down laws because they supposedly violate property rights.

    You get the idea. Think Progress has a new blog on the Supreme Court and a good post on this issue of not legislating from the bench, pointing out that conservatives often complain when the Court DOESN'T legislate from the bench as they wish.

    So don't take Bush's words too seriously, although maybe we should hold him to it when his choice is announced.

    Posted by Nathan at July 19, 2005 07:41 PM