Widely known for her quick wit, intelligence and insight, Laura Ingraham is the host of The Laura Ingraham Show, one of radio's fastest growing, nationally syndicated programs. The show is a three-hour rollicking odyssey through the worlds of politics, Hollywood and the media, with Laura’s unique brand of analysis lighting the trail. Her regular guests include everyone from Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger to Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond. She is a highly celebrated political commentator, regularly appearing on television programs such as CNN’s Larry King Live, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, FOX’s Hannity & Colmes, and ABC’s Politically Incorrect. Previously Ingraham hosted her own daily MSNBC program, Watch It! with Laura Ingraham, and served as a political commentator for CBS News. Ingraham is a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors, writing frequent columns on politics and the culture. She has also written commentary for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Laura practiced white-collar criminal defense at Skadden, Arps et al., served as a law clerk to Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas and worked as a speechwriter in the Reagan Administration at the Departments of Education, Transportation and at the White House in domestic policy.
Posted on: Thursday, February 26th, 2004 by Laura Ingraham
Gasps are coming from the Left-and even from the Libertarian Right-about the President's decision (finally!) to confront our increasingly activist judiciary. This is an attempt to create a "wedge issue" echoed the lemmings in the media. This is another Bush attempt to "divide" the country!
Yet any gasps should be directed at the bench, where for decades Americans have seen their views and their traditions systematically trashed. Whether it's the issue of marriage, prayer at football games, or God in the Pledge of Allegiance, we've seen courts from coast to coast venture far beyond proper role in a naked attempt to create a new, forward-thinking social, political, and cultural framework.
From time to time in our history, Presidents have had to challenge the Supreme Court. Lincoln openly disagreed with the Court's Dred Scott Decision. FDR threatened to pack the Court because of its New Deal decisions. These presidents played a vital role in preventing the Court from thwarting the legitimate wishes of the American people.
For over 30 years, conservatives have been complaining about the courts, but the truth is,...
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