Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Banana Republic

Banana Republic flagIt would lead us to become a banana republic, in which administrations would become regimes and each regime would feel it perfectly appropriate to disregard decisions of courts staffed by previous regimes. That's not what we are.

-- Michael B. Mukasey, President George W. Bush's attorney general, on Newt Gingrich's statement that the elected branches should be free to ignore judicial decisions, New York Times, 20 December 2011

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