USSC: An American Oligarchy of Five


The court lacks the authority to impose its chosen remedy.~ Justice Antonin Scalia


The tyranny of the judicial branch was realized by Thomas Jefferson shortly after the original sin of Marbury v. Madison (1803) was handed down, where the Supreme Court seized the right to be the final authority on all constitutional questions – not Congress, not "We the People," but an unelected cartel of five justices can now with Stalinesque efficiency control every aspect of our lives. That judge-created doctrine of law is called judicial review. In 1820, just 17 years after the Marbury decision, Jefferson lamented to a friend in a letter, "To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."

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