Dianne Feinstein (Democrat Senator from California), during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination, told Sotomayor that “Congress has to have the power” to legislate things such as guns, the environment, healthcare, etc. She cited the Constitution’s “commerce clause,” which says that congress can regulate trade between the US and foreign nations, between states and with the native Americans. The clause is often packaged with the “necessary and proper clause” […]
Good judgement in American civil law is a result of understanding the foundations of that law, and is completely separated from personal opinions, personal experiences and personal feelings. The ability to withhold these things and make objective judgments, allowing the Constitution – and the spirit under which it was written – to be the authority, is what separates a Supreme Court Justice from a political activist.