When the United States Supreme Court begins to subvert the Constitution by making its own law it is time for the people to rise up and control the court.
The awarding “The Privilege of Habeas Corpus To Terrorists” may be the death knell for respect of the court. Justice Scalia in dissent:
America is at war with radical Islamists. The enemy began by killing Americans and American allies abroad: 241 at the Marine barracks in Lebanon, 19 at the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, 224 at our embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, and 17 on the USS Cole in Yemen. See National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, The 9/11 Commission Report, pp. 60â€“61, 70, 190 (2004). On September 11, 2001, the enemy brought the battle to American soil, killing 2,749 at the Twin Towers in New York City, 184 at the Pentagon in Washington, D. C., and 40 in Pennsylvania. See id., at 552, n. 9. It has threatened further attacks against our homeland; one need only walk about buttressed and barricaded Washington, or board a plane anywhere in the country, to know that the threat is a serious one. Our Armed Forces are now in the field against the enemy, in Afghanistan and Iraq. Last week, 13 of our countrymen in arms were killed.
The game of bait-and-switch that todayâ€™s opinion plays upon the Nationâ€™s Commander in Chief will make the war harder on us. It will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed.
There needs to be fundamental reform of the U.S. Supreme Court, with term limits and age limits. Lifetime tenure for all Federal judges should be changed by amending the Constitution. Why should the judiciary be immune from the “change” in the executive and legislative branch of government?