Insight into judicial review? Should unelected officials have the power to brand public initiatives (such as Prop 8 in California) unconstitutional?

Insight into judicial review? Should unelected officials have the power to brand public initiatives (such as Prop 8 in California) unconstitutional?

Insight into judicial review? Should unelected officials have the power to brand public initiatives (such as Prop 8 in California) unconstitutional?

Insight into judicial review? Should unelected officials have the power to brand public initiatives (such as Prop 8 in California) unconstitutional?

Another thing to consider is that it was unelected judges who ruled segregation unconstitutional, and that guaranteed freedom of speech even when it was unpopular.  While they may not always rule in a way we like, they keep us honest when it comes to the Constitution, and are not punished by being removed from office for doing so.The name for this is an “independent judiciary”, as in they are independent of what is the popular will, and can concentrate on what is legal instead.  As pohnpei states, this is critical to our maintaining a democracy.
Insight into judicial review? Should unelected officials have the power to brand public initiatives (such as Prop 8 in California) unconstitutional?