Monday, June 06, 2005

Righteous Court

This is an interesting news item: In Ashcroft v. Raich, the Supreme Court is stretching the definition of internet commerce to the max to overturn the California medical marijuana act. The ruling is that simple existence affects efforts to control interstate commerce. Even a patient with a doctor's prescription who grows a plant in their home and uses the plant in their home is engaged in regulated interstate commerce. Very odd.

I am with conservatives on the need to reign in the activist Supreme Court. It seems to me that too many things that should be decided on the state and local levels are being dictated by courts. Stretching the Constitution to say that existence is interstate commerce wreaks of activism.

I've been hoping Bush would appoint judges set on legal reform, It will be interesting to see if the court does reform or if it simply leaps from "left" activism to "right" activism.

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