SENATOR JOHN K. SHIELDS
The propositions for "curbing the Supreme Court" in its jurisdiction and judicial power now proposed in substance are:
An amendment of the Federal Constitution providing that where the Supreme Court of the United States has held an act of Congress repugnant to the fundamental law, and the Congress reenacts the act, the court shall not have the power to hold it void or disregard it.
The repeal of the statutes providing for the exercise of the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in cases involving Federal constitutional questions.
An act of Congress requiring that in all cases involving the constitutionality of a statute duly enacted by Congress, the statute shall not be held invalid without the concurrence of 7 of the 9 members of the court.
These measures, if successful, would result in the absorption by the legislative department of all judicial power, a condition subversive of all liberty and a change in our form of government destructive of the chief checks and balances which the fathers provided to pre-____________________