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Can this biddy just kick it already?

I am so sick of Phyllis Schlafly. She must be 500 years old, yet she, like the ancient cracker Jesse Helms, just keep hanging on because they are just too vile to die. Mrs. Justice Sunday is ready to punish the judiciary by “starving” them into compliance if the GOP doesn’t get to end the filibuster. That dovetails nicely with her other plan to legislatively remove the jurisdiction of the courts over AmTaliban-approved life and death issues like the displays of the Ten Commandments and marriage. What a friggin maniac she is.

In her new book, The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It (Spence, 2004), Phyllis Schlafly says Article III of the Constitution is the answer to judicial activism. She says that is because Article III can help Congress take away federal judges’ power to legislate from the bench.

Schlafly, founder of Eagle Forum, says a whole list of issues that have been controversially ruled can be put out of the reach of the federal bench. “The first method, if we want to do this,” she notes, “is to withdraw jurisdiction from the federal courts over the Pledge of Allegiance, the Ten Commandments, the definition of marriage, and the Boy Scouts, because we don’t trust what they’re doing in those areas.”

Another part of the strategy the conservative activist recommends is something she calls “starving” the courts; that is, limiting their power by limiting their money. “Now, we can’t cut the salaries of the judges,” she explains, “but we certainly can cut their budgets and cut off some of these perks, like traveling to foreign conferences where they get a lot of bad ideas about foreign law.”

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