Over the last four decades, however, we have seen the Supreme Court
exert remarkable judicial power in cases pertaining to education, abortion
and other important issues. Many hail modern Justices as great
defenders of the people's rights. Others contend that the Supreme Court
seems more intent on legislating a radical agenda than simply
interpreting the text of the Constitution, the very source of its authority.
If such latter claims are valid, then are we witnessing an imbalance of
power that threatens our democratic form of government?
God and Man At The Supreme Court: Rethinking Religion in Public Life
Kevin J. Hasson
The Supreme Court's attempt to privitize religion is re-examined. Can the
the Court truly be neutral regarding religious issues?
The Courts: Order in the Classroom
Bruce C. Hafen and Jonathan O. Hafen
This article traces the Court's decisions that undermined educational
authority. Later the Court reversed itself. What lesson was involved in
Roe: Twenty-Five Years Later
The editors of First Things consider the legacy of this most infamous
Supreme Court decision.
The Eminent Tribunal
A comparison of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision with
that of the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford.
Putting the Federal Judiciary Back on
the Constitutional Track
Edwin Meese III
The former U.S. Attorney General outlines the areas in which
the Supreme Court has improperly exercised its judicial power. He also
offers solutions on how the Court can be set back on the right path.
The Supreme Court 1997
Various authors look back over the Supreme Court decisions of 1997.
This collection of articles criticizing the Supreme Court
created serious controversy. Read the original essays and responses to
them in this worthwhile exchange.
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