Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Tribe on the US Supreme Court

Laurence Tribe, professor of constitutional law at Harvard, has an interesting piece on late William H. Rehnquist and the future of the US Supreme Court. Please read here.

An excerpt: "Chief Justice Rehnquist's goal of weakening the checks on presidential power happily met decisive opposition within the court, although I worry that the seeds he planted to that end might yet bear dangerous fruit. No pleasure in argument could overcome my sadness at the Supreme Court's performance in the 2000 election, or my disappointment at how far the chief justice succeeded in his goals of lowering the wall of separation between church and state, shrinking Congress's power and reducing the protections accorded the mostly poor people of color who are suspected or accused of crime."

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