Article III courts have been the subject of considerable political discussion and media attention given the fight over judicial nominations and the allegedly questionable decision-making of federal judges. No political figure has been more involved in the debate over the state of the judiciary than House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Now, Representative DeLay has urged reporters attempting to understand his position on the courts to read a controversial book that argues the Supreme Court is destroying America. The book makes the point that the "high regard with which most Americans currently regard the court is undeserved", in part because of "disastrous decisions" such as "Korematsu vs. United States, which placed the Supreme Court's stamp of approval on President Roosevelt's internment of the Japanese-Americans during World War II."
Politics aside, Korematsu is one of the few decisions that is almost universally regarded as being incorrectly decided, a rare and unflattering distinction in our Supreme Court's history.
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