U.S. Constitution, Article 3 Section 2:
The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two or more States;-- between a State and Citizens of another State,--between Citizens of different States,--between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
The Founders expected Congress, the Law Makers, to be more powerful than either the Court or the Executive. We need to move away from administrative law. Force the executive departments to get approval from Congress for every regulation. The Executive cannot make law per the Constitution. This needs to be a campaign just like the 2nd Amendment and Life movements.
I was surprised to read that the infamous Dred Scott decision has never been explicitly overturned.
I often wonder why the Justice Department can sue States in lower Courts since the supreme court has Original Jurisdiction in cases involving states.
You would be surprised to know how many Freeper, Lawyer types don't believe the Congress can pass laws, Not Subject to Judicial Review.
Limiting the jurisdiction of the Court here would not have helped. The problem with Obamacare is not that the Court ran roughshod over Congress. The problem is that the Court refused to overturn Congress (i.e., the Court was too restrained, to put it one way). Limiting the Court’s discretion would have accomplished nothing.
Acts of Congress are temporary and could (would) be reversed the next time Rats are in control.
Constitutional change, and radical change at that, is required. The states need a stronger voice - a veto, if you will - over not only the SCOTUS, but Congress and the President as well.