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Jefferson
'despotic branch'
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Hamilton
'the least dangerous branch'
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Justice Holmes
'we are quiet, but we are the quiet of a storm centre'
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Sotomayor
Court are 'where laws are made'
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Karl Rove
'What Mr Obama really wants... is a liberal activist judge'
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Hughes
'we are under a constitution, but the constitution is what judges say it is'
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Scalia
'It's dead, dead, dead'
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Ginsburg
'It is not the same constitution as that of 1787 or 1791'
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Obama
'an unlected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law'
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Dahl
The court has to legitimise he actions of the elected branches
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Bickel
'counter - majoritarian' - acting against the elected branches
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Glazer
'Imperial judiciary'
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Wellington
Supreme court has neutral referees
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Roberts
'Supreme court justices are servants of the law. Judges are like umpires... Judges are not politicians who can promise to do certain things for votes'
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Segal & Spaeth
Vote with their own political preference, thinking for politcal outcomes'
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Baum
'puzzle of judicial behaviour'
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Baum
Broader criteria than merely political outcomes must be examined
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Epstein & Knight
Decision making is complex and sometimes inconsistent
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Sunstein
court is minimalist, case by case approach
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kramer
The court claimed the right to interpret the constitution and gave itself Judicial sovereignty taking it away from the people, the states and Congress
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Goldberg
SC is in effect a 'quasi-legislature' on a number of significant areas, so it should be elected and accountable like Congress
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'What Mr Obama really wants... is a liberal activist judge'

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