The Spectre of a Stalin-style Purge in the United States
Court illustration of Jared Lee Loughner – CBS/ROBLES
By Arthur Clemens, Jr. | 24Nov2014
Our legal system is based in part on laws passed by the Congress, in part on the Constitution, and in part based on precedents set by the Supreme Court and lower Courts.
For example, Brown vs Board of Education, handed down in 1954, established the formerly held concept of “separate but equal” which made legal the practice of segregating schools on the basis of race, was not a valid legal concept, so the case set a precedent which eventually ended segregated schools in the United States.
Then there was the case of Roe vs. Wade, which established women had the legal right to obtain an abortion, and since that time, there has been a continuing controversy over this decision, with pro and anti-abortion groups continually defending or criticizing this decision.
So it can be seen from these cases, just how powerful the Supreme Court is, and how they can make decisions which set precedents that have the force of law.
There is a dark side to this power, and the public is not aware of some of the precedents the Supreme Court has handed down, and how they adversely affect the public interest.
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