Hit & Run

Stripping Supremes

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Believers in the rule of law can agree that it's a bad idea to start immunizing certain kinds of legislation—such as anti–gay marriage legislation—from constitutional scrutiny by stripping federal courts of jurisdiction to review it. But are such attempts also themselves unconstitutional? Josh Chafetz thinks so.

Addendum: Readers who know far more about the law than I do seem convinced he's off base; some interesting analysis in the comments.