Letters to the Editor
The radical right wing (state chamber) just must politicize everything,
even the courts (Commentary, Fred Morgan, “Common sense needed on the
,” June 26, Oklahoma Gazette).
It decries “legislating from
the bench,” conveniently forgetting the concept of judicial review
(alive and well since 1803) and a number of decisions with which it
agrees (defined as “not legislating from the bench”), such as Bush v.
Gore (picked a U.S. president), Citizens United (overturned decades of
precedent) and, most recently, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act,
which Congress overwhelmingly affirmed in 2006.