By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Repeat: The Judges Have Lost

Back in 2005, I wrote passionately about the judicial fiasco that facilitated the death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schiavo--see link. I wrote in part:

Without a moral consensus, judges can't be trusted to make the right decisions regardless of the procedure followed. That is why more and more laws will be passed restricting the discretion and powers of judges. Moral relativism makes for bad judges. So restrictive laws must step in to recognize that cultural reality. When a culture loses its moral bearings, trust disappears. And so does real authority.
See source link above.

Well, the populist reaction against judicial overreaching just happened in Iowa, where three state supreme court justices were dismissed by voters in last Tuesday's election. They were dismissed for ruling in favor of "gay marriage." This link gives the details.