Thanks to the Supreme Court, lawmakers have all the power they need to prevent many of the kind of gun deaths that make headlines, but they are powerless against the kinds of guns that will kill dozens of people today, and tomorrow, and the day after that.
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Judges have power because we trust them to do more than vote their political preferences. If they are unable to set aside their partisan preferences whenever the subject of Obamacare comes up, then we are better off leaving those decisions to people who are actually accountable to the electorate.
Because of an oddity in the Supreme Court's death penalty cases, it is perfectly constitutional under existing precedents to execute people with very serious mental illness except in limited circumstances.
Affirmative action opponents keep trying to kill off the University of Texas's admissions standards in court. The most surprising thing, given a conservative judiciary, is that they haven't succeeded.