Gingrich Says the Supreme Court is Not in the Constitution
On July 13, 2011 At 7:19 am
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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is trying to revive his 2012 presidential campaign. To do so, he's starting to sound a lot like Michele Bachmann.
This week, Gingrich began talking about "judicial activism," saying there is no Supreme Court in the Constitution. Congress can make laws and then keep the Supreme Court from hearing the unconstitutionality of those laws.
This same rhetoric has been voiced by Michele Bachmann.
"Judicial activism" is frequently complained of by the religious right, which views court wins for gay rights and abortion laws as activism and not proper interpretations of the Constitution.