Justice Alito Responds to Liberal Critics, Says Covid-19 Is ‘Constitutional Stress Test’

   < < Go Back
from The Wall Street Journal,

Justice Samuel Alito fired back at liberal critics of the Supreme Court on Thursday, calling a 2019 brief filed by five Democratic senators “an affront to the Constitution and the rule of law” for suggesting that the court is a “sick institution” that may need to be restructured.

“Let’s go back to some basics: the Supreme Court was created by the Constitution, not by Congress, and under the Constitution we exercise the judicial power of the United States,” Justice Alito said…

“Congress has no right to interfere with that work any more than we have the right to legislate,” Justice Alito said.

More From The Wall Street Journal (subscription required):