Friday, June 17, 2011

Individual Rights Strengthened

Law Professor Ann Althouse has blogged about yesterday's US Supreme Court ruling in Bond v. United States .

Yesterday the US Supreme Court ruled that individuals have "standing to challenge the constitutionality of the federal crime" with which they are charged.  Professor Althouse likes this quote from the ruling:
"State sovereignty is not just an end in itself: 'Rather, federalism secures to citizens the liberties that derive from the diffusion of sovereign power.'"
"Diffusion of sovereign power."

Regards  —  Cliff

2 comments:

nealcroz said...

Three cheers for the SCOTUS....I am imagining that at least Scalia and Thomas are dancing with glee in their respective chambers. One for the good guys!!!! Time to reign in the Congressional overreach......

Jack Mitchell said...

I suggest we start with corporate sponsorship of gov't.