In a recent interview with right-wing radio host Steve Deace, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee claimed that lawmakers may flout court decisions they happen to disagree with:

    A president has certainly got to respect a ruling of the court, but if the ruling of a court is wrong, and it’s fundamentally wrong, and you have two branches of the government that determine that it’s wrong, then those other two branches supersede the one. . . . The two branches of government, legislative and executive, have every right to make it clear to the Supreme Court that their interpretation is wrong.  And whether they do that by constitutional amendment to spell it out to the court, or by passage of further amplification of law, there are many means, I think, at hand to do that.
law-makers? you mean faith-makers? or is it ignorance perpetuators?
what a waste of time and money, worldwide...

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Oh my what a nut head. Obviously someone stayed at home when the topic of governments and the three branches of it was discussed in school.
Or (might be even more probable): he doesn't care.
Mike Huckabee is in that happy middle ground where he can say whatever the fuck he wants and not have to pay a political price for it.

He's part right though; checks and balances do allow one branch to overrule another but he's totally wrong about how one goes about doing that. Congress doesn't overrule the Court by ignoring it; it constrains the scope of the court.

But as I said, Huckabee is in that happy middle ground -- that happy, happy, lazy-eye pointed towards god middle ground.
He's right that they can amend the Constitution if they disagree with a SCOTUS ruling, but it isn't an easy task to get an amendment passed.
The last seriously proposed Constitutional Amendment was to make women legally equal to men. I don't think I have to tell you how that went.

Constitutional Amendments are so fucking hard to pass, I think I can say with fair certainty that I will not see one in my lifetime.
I think the most recent amendment was in the 90s and had something to do with limiting congressional pay raises.




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