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Gingrich: Send U.S. Marshals to compel ‘radical’ judges to explain rulings

Posted By admin On December 19, 2011 @ 4:23 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Matt DeLong
Washington Post [1]
December 19, 2011

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich showed no sign Sunday of letting up on his assault on “activist” federal judges [2]. During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gingrich suggested the president could send federal law enforcement authorities to arrest judges who make controversial rulings in order to compel them to justify their decisions before congressional hearings.

When asked by host Bob Schieffer how he would force federal judges to comply with congressional subpoenas, Gingrich said he would send the U.S. Capitol Police or U.S. Marshals to arrest the judges and force them to testify.

Gingrich, who in recent weeks has surged to the front of the pack in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has come under fire from the left and the right for his attacks [2] on the federal judiciary. Michael Mukasey, former attorney general during the George W. Bush administration, said some of Gingrich’s proposals were “dangerous, ridiculous, totally irresponsible, outrageous, off-the-wall and would reduce the entire judicial system to a spectacle.”

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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/gingrich-send-us-marshals-to-arrest-uncooperative-judges/2011/12/18/gIQAlYUg2O_blog.html

[2] assault on “activist” federal judges: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/newt-gingrichs-assault-on-activist-judges-draws-criticism-even-from-right/2011/12/17/gIQAoYa80O_story.html

[3] Newt Gingrich says he’d defy Supreme Court rulings he opposed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/newt-gingrich-says-hed-defy-supreme-court-rulings-he-opposed.html

[4] Gingrich Calls Banker Puppet Obama “Most Radical President in American History”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gingrich-calls-banker-puppet-obama-%e2%80%9cmost-radical-president-in-american-history%e2%80%9d.html

[5] Paul: Let public vote on judges: http://www.prisonplanet.com/paul-let-public-vote-on-judges.html

[6] Ron Paul outraises Newt Gingrich by more than $3 million: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-outraises-newt-gingrich-by-more-than-3-million.html

[7] Newt Gingrich tells Georgia Republicans he’ll be a candidate in ‘12: http://www.prisonplanet.com/newt-gingrich-tells-georgia-republicans-he%e2%80%99ll-be-a-candidate-in-%e2%80%9812.html

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