Thursday, October 06, 2005Robert Reich lays out in sobering detail what we face with a conservative takeover of the courts. What concerns me is, what happens next? Let's assume that we finally sweep the Republicans out of power and win back control. What happens when we pass a host of liberal legislation to address our national problems, only to see them struck down by a radical right wing court? We would face the same test as Roosevelt: see our reforms (and perhaps the country) fail or try to intimidate or break the federal courts. We got lucky the last time - I'm not so sure we would again.