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It seems safe to say that, as our institutional arrangements now stand, the Court can never be made a legitimate element of a basically democratic polity….Perhaps an elected official will one day simply refuse to comply with a Supreme Court decision. That suggestion will be regarded as shocking, but it should not be.br> See how specious this is? Wills complete eradicates Bork’s contention that any change in the courts must be done democratically, through a constitutional amendment — just as Linker obfuscates Neuhaus’s advocacy for democracy. Wills’s truncated quote makes it seem as if Bork is calling for revolution. What he is calling for is a democratically fueled restoration. Yet as Wills proves in his Catholic-bashing later in the piece, he has things a bit backward. He wants a representative republic, the United States, to be run by liberal elites like judges. And he want a hierarchical institution, the Catholic Church, to be a democracy.
He and Linker need to get to rehab.