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drray23

(7,686 posts)
Wed May 4, 2022, 08:28 PM May 2022

Question: what is stopping the Supreme Court to rule the country ?

What they decide can't be appealed.

They are a separate entity.
In theory they could use their power to rule like a king would .

What mechanism is there to stop this ?

Were the founders thinking it could never happen because only people of impeccable morals and credentials would be sitting on it ?

It looks like we have many loopholes like that in our constitution.
For example, what is to stop a president ( like Trump) to do anything they want if they also control congress and the judiciary?
Is it just norms ?

This appears to be the case and Trump and his ilk no longer fear exploiting it.

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Question: what is stopping the Supreme Court to rule the country ? (Original Post) drray23 May 2022 OP
What do you propose? Effete Snob May 2022 #1
The Supreme Court has no way to independently enforce their decisions. Make7 May 2022 #2
SCOTUS members can be impeached by the same means as a president Takket May 2022 #3
which essentially means they cant. drray23 May 2022 #4

Make7

(8,543 posts)
2. The Supreme Court has no way to independently enforce their decisions.
Wed May 4, 2022, 08:50 PM
May 2022

If they continue a pattern of unfounded decisions, at some point people will simply stop adhering to their rulings.

How are they going to make anyone follow their dictates?

Of course, ignoring the highest court presents all sorts of problems - but at that point we're there anyway.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...

drray23

(7,686 posts)
4. which essentially means they cant.
Wed May 4, 2022, 09:13 PM
May 2022

the country is so polarized there never will be a party controlling 2/3 of the senate anymore

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