Thursday, March 24, 2005

Double Standards

Conservative columnist John Leo writes a weekly column for U.S. News. This week, he criticizes both liberals and conservatives for:
"[taking] an allegedly principled stand on a Monday, then [switching] firmly to the opposite principle on Tuesday if it is to their advantage"
He cites plenty of specific examples of this behavior.

This got me thinking about congressional Republicans this week passing a bill to transfer a single court case from state to Federal jurisdiction. These are the same people who complain about activist judges making broad policy decisions from the bench. So it is OK for Congress to intervene in the courts when a majority objects to a single judgement, but it is not OK for judges to make broad policy. Isn't that a double standard?


1 comment:

directorblue said...

congrats on the new blog. saw a link to it on pete's site.

hope you and the family are doing well.