December 23, 2011

Gingrich & Judges

In an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal, the Committee for Justice’s Curt Levey discusses the wisdom and constitutionality of Newt Gingrich’s proposals for judicial reform and explains why they deserve serious consideration, warts and all. For example:
“Congress routinely asks executive branch officials outside the White House to testify about their decisions. It occasionally subpoenas them to compel attendance, and arrest would be a last resort. It's unclear why applying the same rules to the judicial branch threatens the separation of powers, especially if done in the context of considering judicial reform proposals like Mr. Gingrich's.”