Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Recent high court rulings concern DeLay, Cornyn - Recent high court rulings concern DeLay, Cornyn: "Several recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court have brought renewed criticism against the federal judiciary from some of Texas' leading Republicans in Congress.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, of Sugar Land, and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn railed against the high court's 5-4 ruling last week giving government authorities the right to seize and transfer private property for public use projects.

The court only partly redeemed itself Monday in some Republicans' eyes when it decided in another 5-4 ruling that some, but not all, public displays of the Ten Commandments are constitutional.

The rulings provide a new platform for lawmakers who have said the judiciary has run amok, in DeLay's words, and must be subject to stricter congressional oversight. Cornyn is proposing legislative efforts to alter the fallout from the land use decision."


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