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No single judge or a divided court can decree issues of constitutionality for state or nation. Any such decisions must be made unanimously among a panel of justices [as with an impartial jury process] and, in keeping with the concept of "judicial review", even then only reverts the issue back to the federal Congress or the state for a new vote on legislation or issue by the people and their representatives. Following that, only a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States can decide the constitutionality of that final democratic determination.

With this amendment, no sole judge or a split vote of justices of any court can determine through their own arrogant reasoning or collective indecision what is "best" for the people against the peoples' will.

"To consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the tyranny of an oligarchy."Thomas Jefferson, 1820.

“If the policy of the Government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers." –Abraham Lincoln,  1861 

"If this important decision had been made by the unanimous concurrence of the judges, and without any apparent partisan bias, it then might be, perhaps would be, factious...to not acquiesce in it as a precedent." –Lincoln's speech on the Dred Scott decision, 1857  - Click Read More below

Ira White - Portsmouth

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