Monday, March 28, 2022

The Worst USG Institution

Even worse than the Senate!
Most Americans don’t know it, but no other rich democracy has this kind of hyper-aggressive judicial review. In some countries, there is a special constitutional court with limited jurisdiction, in others it virtually never happens at all. The reason is obvious: When a handful of rich lawyers get dictatorial power over a society, they will abuse it. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter, “Our Judges are as honest as other men, and not more so.” It’s time to start facing that reality. Maybe we’ll even get around to ignoring the predilections of a corrupt, undemocratic body that wields judicial review as a weapon.