Republicans Turn Judicial Power Into a Campaign Issue

By ADAM LIPTAK and MICHAEL D. SHEAR – The New York Times Published: October 23, 2011 WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidates are issuing biting and sustained attacks on the federal courts and the role they play in American life, reflecting and stoking skepticism among conservatives about the judiciary. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas favors term limits for Supreme Court justices. Representatives Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Ron Paul of Texas say they would forbid the court from deciding cases concerning…[For full story: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/us/politics/republicans-turn-judicial-power-into-a-campaign-issue.html?hp ]

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Republicans Turn Judicial Power Into a Campaign Issue