Gavel Grab

TX Legislator Wants Impeachment of 5 U.S. Supreme Court Justices

Rep. Bell

Rep. Bell

Republican Texas state Rep. Cecil Bell, a foe of the legalization of marriage for same-sex couples, is calling on Congress to begin impeachment of five Supreme Court justices and to consider court-stripping legislation. It’s another ripple in the fallout over recent blockbuster decisions by the high court, including one that declared a Constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples.

Bell’s “Pact for Constitutional Restoration of State Sovereignty” includes the following planks:

“United States House of Representatives Members must act to promptly begin the constitutional process of impeaching Supreme Court Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan for the bad behavior shown in acting without constitutional authority to strike down the sovereign power of the separate states and of the people of the separate states. The United States Senate must act to complete the process of impeachment.”

“US Representatives and Senators must act immediately to pass legislation to strip the ability of the United States federal judiciary to hear classes of claims where the United States federal judiciary lacks enumerated constitutional authority, thereby making certain legislative and executive actions unreviewable by the federal judiciary, those claims reserved to be reviewable by state courts.”

You can read concerns raised by Justice at Stake about impeachment of judges over single rulings by clicking here and about court-stripping laws by clicking here. There were news reports mentioning Bell from The Texas Tribune, International Business Times, The Montgomery County Courier and 1200 News Radio WOAI.

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