Court gets refresher course in who actually writes laws

August 4, 2017 @ 5 Comments

It’s Congress that writes the laws; the courts only interpret them.

So suggests a brief in a court fight that is quickly heating up over whether a 1960s law, Title VII, protects employees from gender-orientation discrimination.

“Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch explained in his very first Supreme Court opinion, ‘If a statute needs repair, there’s a constitutionally prescribed way to do it. It’s called legislation. To be sure, the demands of bicameralism and presentment are real and the process can be protracted. But the difficulty of making new laws isn’t some bug in the constitutional design; it’s the point of the design, the better to preserve liberty,’” says a friend-of-the-court brief.

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5 Comments → “Court gets refresher course in who actually writes laws”


  1. Barbara

    2 weeks ago

    WELL IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT THESE ELECTED OFFICIALS LEARN A FEW THINGS ABOUT THE LAW AND THE DARN CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS. TEACH THEM WELL. SOME THINK THEY ARE THE LAW. –HOGWASH.!!!


  2. JUNE

    2 weeks ago

    THANKS THE LORD FOR JUSTICE GORSUCH.MAY HE WAKE UP THE OTHERS ON HOW LAW IS MADE.


  3. Tayvl

    2 weeks ago

    Finally, another grownup on the court.


  4. Jim Fitts

    2 weeks ago

    Any judge, federal, state, local who tries, through a ruling from the bench, who tries to make a change to a law or who tries to redirect a ruling should be immediately thrown off the bench and lose his/her license.
    The United States has shifted far to the left because of judges (and juries) who have created law from the bench.
    The only job a judge has is to determine if a law is Constitutional or the verdict Constitutional, and if not, throw it out of his/her court room.


  5. Molly Pitcher

    2 weeks ago

    The only “laws” that the political left are the ones used to suppress their enemies. No other laws matter one bit to them.


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