October 25, 2015

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Cruz: America ‘one more liberal justice’ away from irrevocable damage.

He said the Supreme Court should face elections in order to hold the nine-justice tribunal accountable.

The GOP primary hopeful also said Chief Justice John Roberts put on an “Obama jersey” in his King v. Burwell majority decision that upheld the Obamacare subsidies.

Cruz has surged to third place with 10 percent support in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus, according to a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll released this week.

People act like this idea is crazy, but why is it? Every other part of the government has become more democratic since 1789. And experience shows that elected state Supreme Courts are more protective of some rights, and not as protective as others, but overall not hugely different. If courts are going to legislate, treat them like legislators. And if you’re worried about politics influencing a decision, you should worry more about trial courts, where a single judge has much more power to affect the proceedings, often without being obvious.

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