Aug 14, 2005 / 22:00 pm
William Donahue, president of the New York-based Catholic League for religious and civil liberties is calling for a restructuring of the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that “it should be unconstitutional for the court to overturn an act of Congress unless it is a unanimous decision.”
Donahue released the strong statement in preparation for his part in the “Justice Sunday II” event in Nashville, Tennessee Sunday.
In it, he said that, “Putting strict constructionists on the Supreme Court may help thwart the forces of judicial activism, but it isn’t enough. What is needed is structural reform: the Supreme Court needs to be revamped, and that is why we need a constitutional amendment.”
Donahue cited Chief Justice John Marshall, who established the Judicial Review and well-known New York University philosopher Sidney Hook as examples of others who had supported his idea.