Letter to SCOTUS idea

Letter to SCOTUS idea

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    Letter to SCOTUS idea

    I was just thinking of the fact that Senator tester and shockingly enough Baucus have signed a Friend of the court letter in support of 2A being an individual right, regardless of where you live. Also, that it received the most signatures of any such letter.

    I feel that it would behoove us as gun owners to send a similar letter to SCOTUS showing our beliefs about the Constitution. I will be researching what is involved in this, so if you are interested, let mke know and please pass this to other 2A forums, the more the merrier.
    I'll keep you all informed of my progress.

    I don't know if it will have any effect or not, but doing nothing is the worst thing to do.

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    They didn't sign a letter.

    They signed a legal brief.

    Don't bother sending a letter to the court, they won't read it.

    You want to do something, send letters to your senators & congressmen asking them to sign a brief, or send money to the NRA or other groups who support the RKBA.

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    And those legal briefs have very strict requirements just in the layout, paper and binding. They aren't something that you can really do at home.
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    Glad MitchellCT and Jualdeaux jumped in with excellent points.

    In theory at least the Supremes don't make decisions based on popular will. They should not and do not care how many letters they get from ordinary citizens; they'll get round filed. And this is as it should be. There is a reason these folks aren't elected and get life tenure.

    The last sentence in Mitchell's post is spot on.

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    The Supremes dont give a dang about what you or me think about anything.

    They are elected for life.If they breach the U.S. Constitution for any reason, they should be held accountable for treason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    The Supremes dont give a dang about what you or me think about anything.

    They are elected for life.If they breach the U.S. Constitution for any reason, they should be held accountable for treason.
    I concur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    The Supremes dont give a dang about what you or me think about anything.
    The same can be said about most Senators and Congressmen/people.
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    They are not elected, they are nominated by the President, confirmed by the Senate and have tenure for life "during good Behaviour". And they can be removed, upon conviction on impeachment.

    The House can impeach and the Senate can convict.

    It happened once, without a conviction, in 1804 to Justice Samuel Chase.
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    Do you want judges who are swayed by popular opinion?

    Think really hard before answering that question...

    Oral argument is scheduled for an important gun rights case...the briefs are filed, the issues are clear and the State of California is making tired, last ditch arguments that they don't even believe...

    And someone snaps in the Mall of America. Glock 17 with extended mags loaded with DPX. 60 people dead. 200 injured...

    Oral arguments are tomorrow...

    Now, answer that question.

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    The Supreme Court should not be responsive to popular opinion in any form. Their job is to interpret the law within a legal framework. Whether they - or anyone - agrees with a given law is not supposed to enter into their consideration.

    The Congress is supposed to create law based on public consensus. But the Court should be disconnected from anything but a dry, legal consideration and analysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    The Supreme Court should not be responsive to popular opinion in any form. Their job is to interpret the law within a legal framework. Whether they - or anyone - agrees with a given law is not supposed to enter into their consideration.

    The Congress is supposed to create law based on public consensus. But the Court should be disconnected from anything but a dry, legal consideration and analysis.

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    bingo.........the one case of impeachment and NON-conviction was because the Justice was using then popular opinion to interpret the Constitution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    The Supremes dont give a dang about what you or me think about anything.

    They are elected for life.If they breach the U.S. Constitution for any reason, they should be held accountable for treason.
    I agree, but good luck at that.

    I'll site just one example....Kilo decision.



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