Category Archives: Supreme Court

An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Alexandria Gazette, Volume 63, Number 168, 5 July 1862

Senator Hale [John P. Hale of New Hampshire] in answering a remark of Mr. Sumner [Charles Sumner of Massachusetts], reflecting upon his refusal to vote aye upon an amendment making Negro testimony admissible, said that he had long labored for that object, but that if incorporated in a law it would be rendered nugatory by the present Supreme Court, and he therefore regarded such action as utterly futile. He preferred to abolish the Court altogether.

It Can’t Be Clearer

In an article discussing the Club for Growth’s effort to derail GOP Presidential candidate, Donald Trump:

“Time is running out,” said Club for Growth spokesman Doug Sachtleben. “Trump could cost us a good shot at the White House, the Senate majority, and ultimately, the Supreme Court.”

I guess I’m naive, but I never thought the Supreme Court was something you actively sought to control.

Silly me.