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JUDGES: Gingrich right on judicial activism

Letter by Louis A. Kelsch, Puyallup on Dec. 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm | 161 Comments »
December 23, 2011 2:33 pm

Re: “Gingrich again attacks judges” (TNT, 12-19).

I agree with Newt Gingrich: “Activist” judges – ones who create new law – should be removed from the bench. I believe they should be placed on house arrest and their courtrooms padlocked until they can be tried for their crimes against their oath of office.

No judge, appointed or elected, has the right to legislate from the bench. Their oath of office requires them to perform all duties imposed by the Constitution and the law the U.S., not to create new law.

Who should prosecute activist judges? Not the attorney general or the state or federal government. Asking an office full of judge wannabes to prosecute fellow lawyers is asking the fox to guard the hen house.

So who should represent the people? Our elected officials, of course, because they report to us. They create law, and we can fire them.

Based on my observation, Fox News has done a better job of putting pressure on activist judges than any of the branches of government.

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