A worldview is a set of claims that purport to be based on ultimate reality.

True Role of the Courts

Posted by ssbg on February 20, 2006


 “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.? Constitution (first sentence of first section of first article).

It is “the peculiar province of the legislature to prescribe general rules for the government of society…? Fletcher v. Peck, 10 U.S. 87, 136 (1810).

Judges “could declare an unconstitutional law void. But with regard to every law, however unjust, oppressive or pernicious, which did not come plainly under this description, they would be under the necessity as Judges to give it a free course.? George Mason, 2 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL CONVENTION OF 1787 (Max Farrand ed., Yale Univ. Press 1927) (1911) at 78.

A court of equity generally “cannot interpose in any case against the express letter and intention of the legislature. If the legislature means to enact an injustice, however palpable, the court of Chancery is not the body with whom a correcting power is lodged.? Thomas Jefferson, 1785

“It is blindingly clear that judges have no greater capacity than the rest of us to determine what is moral.? Justice Antonin Scalia (August, 2005)



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