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Newt Gingrich says as president he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that conflicted with his powers as commander in chief, and he would press for impeaching judges or even abolishing certain courts if he disagreed with their rulings.

What a wonderful precedent that would set.

Conservative legal analyst Edward Whelan called Gingrich’s proposal for abolishing judgeships “constitutionally unsound and politically foolish.”

The Constitution says judges, once appointed, “shall hold their offices during good behavior.” And while their decisions can be overruled by higher courts, judges have not been threatened with impeachment over their rulings.

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  1. What if a judge wrote in an opinion that a particular race should be subjugated? What if a white male judge wrote that the Fourteenth Amendment doesn’t apply to the states and a state is free to permit white males to keep sex slaves? Should he be impeached? If so, haven’t we established that it is simply a matter of degree?

    Of course Newt is a half-baked potato, but so are the majority of the Ninth Circuit. I kind of like the idea of simply writing them out of the law.

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