We the People Act(HR 3893 IH)March 4, 2004 To limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes. Mr. PAUL (for himself and Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland) introduced the bill in the 108th Congress and needs to be introduced in the 109th Congress.

Saturday, December 4

President Andrew Jackson on Executive Review

"If the opinion of the Supreme Court covered the whole ground of this act, it ought not to control the coordinate authorities of this Government. The Congress, the Executive, and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President to decide upon the constitutionality of any bill or resolution which may be presented to them for passage or approval as it is of the supreme judges when it may be brought before them for judicial decision. The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has over the judges, and on that point the President is independent of both. The authority of the Supreme Court must not, therefore, be permitted to control the Congress or the Executive when acting in their legislative capacities, but to have only such influence as the force of their reasoning may deserve." - President Jackson's Veto Message Regarding the Bank of the United States; July 10, 1832

[ In Marbury v Madison, John Marshall used the same logic to derive the doctrine of judicial review which isn't explicitly stated in Article 3. If the federal courts can review federal & state laws, what prohibits the President, Congress and the States from reviewing opinions of the federal courts? If it doesn't it take an amendment to void federal and state law, then why should it take an amendment to void an unconstitutional majority opinion of the federal courts? Amendments are used to correct the Constitution. Impeachment and removal along with jurisdiction stripping are ways to correct the federal courts. ]

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