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Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred v. Ashcroft Accepted fopr Review by SCOTUS

Lets hope that they rule WISELY. Had it not been for Dred Scott, Justice 
Taney would be revered as a wise chief justice. At best he is remembered 
by the legal profession as having that one blot on an great career.

The principle of judicial review does not mean that the courts hold 
themselves stronger than congress but that they are charged with reviewing 
congress. COngress has the power to appoint judges and also to remove 
them. Remember Abe Fortas. The courts are equal to congress just as the 
executive branch is equal to the legislative.

Date sent:      	Tue, 19 Feb 2002 14:01:38 -0500 (EST)
From:           	Scott A Crosby <crosby@qwes.math.cmu.edu>
To:             	<dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred v. Ashcroft Accepted fopr 
Review by SCOTUS
Send reply to:  	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu

> On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, Roy Murphy wrote:
> >
> > http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Scotus-Internet-Libraries.html
> I try to avoid meaningless drivel here.. But..
> Now, lets just hope that it the case goes well.. Because if it doesn't,
> it'll be decades, if ever, before it gets reversed. Actually, either way
> it goes, it sets some unpleasant precedents. (Do we want courts to rule
> themselves stronger than congress?)
> Scott