Supreme Court Creates Itself a New Authority

The supreme Court is seeking a compromise that allows religious non-profits who argue that the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate violates religious freedom, to opt out of coverage while guaranteeing free birth control for employees. They’re doing this by not making a decision but by sending the challenges to the contraception mandate back to the lower courts.

And while the Progressive media is framing this a ‘win’ for the non-profits, what they’re avoiding telling us — or are too ignorant to understand — is that the supreme Court doesn’t have the Constitutional authority to form compromises. Section 1 vests the judicial power of the United States in federal courts, requires a supreme court, allows inferior courts, requires good behavior tenure for judges, and prohibits decreasing the salaries of judges:

“The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.”

So in essence, while the non-profits are off the hook for the time being, “We the People” lost yet another bit of liberty as the judiciary continues it’s plodding toward a complete oligarchy.

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About Tom Darby

French-born, American-raised, U.S. citizen, husband, father, friend, veteran, and writer.
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