Does the United States Supreme Court have more power than it should?
If so, would it make sense to have an amendment to allow the states (the will of the people) to overrule the decision of 5 robed justices?
- curtisports2Lv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
No, it does not. The will of the people needs to be held in check by the Constitution or mob rule can result. It is why the founding fathers wisely devised the system of three distinct and separate branches. The people are represented by the legislative branch they vote for, and they are led by the executive they also vote for. The executive has the power to choose the judges and the legislative has the power to confirm those choices or deny them. And the people get to choose who represents thm and who leads them.
- ?Lv 72 years ago
None of the 3 branches of government is without the restraint of checks and balances by the other 2 branches. The states can twist and shape a US Supreme Court decision all day long, such as by not funding abortion clinics.
- 2 years ago
Sounds like you want to eliminate the rule of the law for the whims of rural voters.
- oldprofLv 72 years ago
Actually the check against the Court is Congress. They can pass or amend a law that resolves the issue that the SCOTUS used to rationalize its ruling. Of course getting Congress to pass anything nowadays is nigh impossible.
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- electricpoleLv 72 years ago
The only power it has exercised that gives it more power than it should have is judicial activism. And hopefully that is about to end.
- Anonymous2 years ago
No, it has only the powers that the constitution grants them.