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Gingrich Says the Supreme Court is Not in the Constitution

Gingrich Says the Supreme Court is Not in the Constitution

Newt Gingrich

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.

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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