Saturday, December 17, 2005

"Tyranny of the Majority" v. Democracy

Democratic Majority
Miami-Herald, Posted on Fri, Dec. 16, 2005

''The tyranny of the majority?'' I wish Howard Simon had explained in his Dec. 15 Other Views column 'Activist' judges are in the eye of the beholder how that differs from democracy.

He also writes that, ``Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia -- described as exemplary judges by the president -- vote to invalidate congressional legislation more than most every other Supreme Court justice.''

Yet he didn't identify the justices who regularly strike down state laws -- Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens and David Souter.