July 14, 2009

DiFi Dead Wrong

Sen. Feinstein just said that the Supreme Court has struck down dozens of federal statutes as beyond the reach of the Commerce Clause. I can only think of two, the Gun Free School Zones Act and the civil remedy provision of the Violence Against Women Act.

I got a kick out of Feinstein’s remark that the Court shouldn’t put any teeth in the limits on the scope of the Commerce Clause because it gets in the way of Congress doing its job of legislating. Call me naive but I thought Congress’s job was to legislate only within the bounds of the Constitution.

Also, it’s good to hear that Feinstein is bothered by all the calls her office is getting expressing concern that Sotomayor is a judicial activist. Sounds like us Sotomayor critics are having an impact.