You asked for it Clocker
I was going to state my full opinion, but I fear it would turn into a full blown essay.
Let me start with - I'm not 100% sure, but I'm leaning towards the position that they're getting far to big for their britches.
I believe States should be able to make their own laws, but at the same time we don't want them to make such a law that obviously fly's in the face of the Constitution.
It's like having 9 all powerful kings.
Here are some Examples that I have to question.
Supreme Court nixes copyright challenge
10:09 Thursday 16th January 2003
Declan McCullagh, CNET News.com
Activists argue that the decision hands the entertainment industry too much power over artistic works such as Mickey Mouse cartoons, and damages freedom of speech
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday said Congress had the power to extend the duration of copyrights, a decision that dealt a grave blow to a growing movement against more expansive legal protections of artistic works.
In a strongly worded ruling, the court said by a 7-2 majority that the legislature had great leeway in allowing repeated delays to when copyrighted works would enter the public domain. The ruling means that Walt Disney's first Mickey Mouse cartoons, poems by Robert Frost and other works created in the 1920s fall under a retroactive copyright extension of 20 yearsFull Article
This one is a very good read!
The Rutherford Institute
The Supreme Court Grants Police Too Much Power
John W. Whitehead
On an early spring day four years ago, Gail Atwater, a mother of two, was driving her pick-up truck through a neighborhood in Lago Vista, Texas. Her 3-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter were with her in the front seat. The only thing unusual about the scene was that Mrs. Atwater was breaking the law—specifically, she had failed to buckle up herself and her two children, although she was driving at a speed of less than 20 miles per hour.
A police officer spotted the violation and signaled for Mrs. Atwater to pull over. When he pointed out her omission, she apologized immediately—but that wasn’t enough. The officer began yelling at her, saying, “You’re going to jail.” As her terrified, weeping children cowered in their seats, Mrs. Atwater asked if she could first take them to a neighbor’s house. But the officer refused, telling her, “You’re not going anywhere!”
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“The Supreme Court has too much power for an unelected body.
Ever since the debate over ratification of the Constitution in 1787, worries have been expressed over the power of the Supreme Court. More recently, concerns were raised when the Court declared several of Roosevelt’s New Deal policies unconstitutional; its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954); and the line taken on abortion in Roe v. Wade (1973). Surely, it is argued, unelected and unaccountable justices should not have the power to overturn the democratically expressed will of the people? Did the Warren Court not effectively take executive decisions well outside its proper jurisdiction? These questions, amongst others, are cited by those who feel the Supreme Court is over-powerful. Others claim that the Court’s power is in fact quite limited, citing its lack of enforcement powers, its inability to initiate policy, and its dependence upon popular support and respect for its authority. To explore this title, two main discussions will be necessary, one determining how much power the Court has, the other to debate the significant of the Court not being directly elected.
The Supreme Court derives its power from three main sources.....
Well that should get us going.