"...the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch."
-- Thomas Jefferson
A smart man, that Thomas Jefferson. The only thing scarier than a despotic branch of government is one run by know-it-all lawyers. Another point to keep in mind when considering nuking the filibuster so we can get judges appointed who will follow the Constitution, rather than rewrite it.