Monday, November 06, 2006

And I thought Question 1 was over-the-top


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While it is, so is this little proposition:
...voters in South Dakota will consider the "Jail 4 Judges" initiative. It would create a citizens' grand jury that could authorize lawsuits or criminal prosecutions against judges based on their rulings.
What! Seems I've been asleep while there's been a push afoot to bring the Judiciary under control. I didn't even know they were out of control, but... From Wikipedia:
J.A.I.L. 4 Judges or the Judicial Accountability Initiative Law, is a single issue national grassroots political reform movement started by Ron Branson of California, United States. The movement asserts there is rampant judicial corruption in the legal system of the United States.

J.A.I.L. 4 Judges argues that correction of this alleged judicial corruption can only be achieved through making the Judicial Branch of government accountable to an entity other than itself.
Rampant judicial corruption in the legal system of the United States? So, if we think judges oversteps the bounds set forth in the Constitution, we can jail them?

Well, that's all fine and good. While we're at it, let's allow for prosecuting members of the legislative branch for passing laws we don't like or prosecuting members of the executive branch who try to use force without Congressional approval. Yeh, that's the ticket.

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