Lawyers should speak up and explain the judicial process when judges come under attack, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told members of the Florida Bar on Friday.
"When judges are attacked unfairly, it's proper for the bar over the course of time, in a professional and elegant way, to explain to the public the meaning of the rule of the law," Kennedy told several hundred lawyers attending the Florida Bar's annual meeting.
In the past year, the judiciary has come under attack from U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who openly criticized the federal courts when they refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Delay pointed to Kennedy as an example of Republican members of the Supreme Court who were activist and isolated.
The fact that the Justice spoke in Florida is ironic in the extreme; Florida's judiciary is the Poster Child for every known legal disease.
Kennedy, as you recall, wrote the Casey opinion which may stand as the greatest example of Judicial Conceit since Marbury. Likely he also read the polls which reflect that 94% of the public thinks Kelo is utterly wrong.
Justice Kennedy wants lawyers to 'professionally and elegantly' explain that Statism is a good thing.
My suspicion is that there are damn few lawyers out there who will "elegantly" explain Kelo. They can't. The Supremes attempted to repeal the English language with their asinine blather. While some are attempting to "cover up" this kitty scat with the scented clay of "State's Rights," others know better.
"State's rights" is a transparent curtain showing the King's New Clothes: pure, raw, unmitigated Statism.
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