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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    Congress cannot undo a decision interpreting the Constitution without an amendment--very difficult to do. A relatively small number of cases each session (to begin in October) involve constitutional issues.
    You misread me. I did not claim Congress alters the Constitution. Congress alters the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonsprat22 View Post
    You misread me. I did not claim Congress alters the Constitution. Congress alters the law.
    He didn't misread you.

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonsprat22 View Post
    A contrarian view of the Supreme Court

    Does it really matter what they do? Not really. They just interpret the Constitution.

    Anything they do can be undone by Congress.

    By all means, mourn Ginsburg's death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    He didn't misread you.
    And? Where did I say Congress changes the constitution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callinectes View Post
    I think she was a pompous, vindictive activist, resting on her laurels and sticking around(not retiring, just hanging around) to piss Trump off.
    As do I - except I believe her primary motivation was political.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonsprat22 View Post
    And? Where did I say Congress changes the constitution?
    He didn't say that you did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    Congress cannot undo a decision interpreting the Constitution without an amendment--very difficult to do. A relatively small number of cases each session (to begin in October) involve constitutional issues.
    Are you learning-disabled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    Are you learning-disabled?

    You're on ignore, hate troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonsprat22 View Post
    You're on ignore, hate troll.
    #WINNING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonsprat22 View Post
    You're on ignore, hate troll.
    Now folks that there is irony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExpressLane View Post
    Now folks that there is irony.
    What is the irony? Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonsprat22 View Post
    You misread me. I did not claim Congress alters the Constitution. Congress alters the law.
    They can alter a law if the decision involved an interpretation of a federal law. But if it involved an interpretation of the Constitution Congress can only undo it with a constitutional amendment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    They can alter a law if the decision involved an interpretation of a federal law. But if it involved an interpretation of the Constitution Congress can only undo it with a constitutional amendment.
    To be clear, Congress can only propose an amendment with a 2/3 favorable vote in both Houses. Each state then has the right to ratify or reject a proposed amendment before it can be added to the Constitution.

    States have the right of petitioning Congress to call a constitutional convention. Should the legislatures of at least 34 states propose an amendment to Congress, Congress must convene a Constitutional Convention. (This has never happened).

    Amendments proposed by Congress or or proposed by state legislatures in a Constitutional Convention become valid only when ratified by the legislatures of, or conventions in, three-fourths of the states.


    https://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/amending-the-u-s-constitution.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    Not if you violate the forum rules.
    Indeed so, can't see him lasting long!
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    80,000 Americans died and 900,000 were hospitalised just two years ago from flu including the most virulent Type A version of H3N2, so why didn't you arseholes call for the total destruction of the world's economic system then? I hope you have plenty of time to ponder over that when you all lose your houses, jobs and relationships!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    They can alter a law if the decision involved an interpretation of a federal law. But if it involved an interpretation of the Constitution Congress can only undo it with a constitutional amendment.
    Nothing to do with constitutional amendment. You are deliberately misreading what I wrote. Don't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonsprat22 View Post
    Nothing to do with constitutional amendment. You are deliberately misreading what I wrote. Don't bother.
    Not deliberately. I don't understand how Congress can undo a SC decision on the Constitution unless it involved a federal law.

    For example, how could it undo the recent decision upholding the state law restricting church services?

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