Gavel Grab

Grassley: The Supreme Court is ‘Like a River Flooding its Banks’

Confirmation Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor ContinueThe chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee criticized important U.S. Supreme Court decisions from this past term on Tuesday. According to Legal Times, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa stated that the votes of certain justices “give rise to an appearance that their loyalties are to each other and to their preferred principles and policies, rather than to the Constitution.”

“The Supreme Court, like a river flooding its banks, is not staying within its proper channel, I strongly encourage all justices of the court to exercise the self-restraint that the Constitution demands and the Framers ultimately anticipated,” he said, specifically referring to cases King v. Burwell, Obergefell v. Hodges, and Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. 

On these cases, according to Grassley, “liberal justices” have gotten their way because Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Justice Clarence Thomas have “voted with the liberals in at least two close, significant cases.”

Grassley, “didn’t offer any proposals during his critique of the high court,” reported Legal Times.


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