Huckabee on Judicial Review: 'The Supreme Court Is Not the Supreme Being'
2016 presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joined Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss a variety of topics, including Hillary Clinton's emails, the NSA's bulk data collection program, his fair tax proposal and the very interesting debate surrounding judicial review.
Wallace pointed out that Huckabee said in his campaign announcement, "Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges the power to make law as well as enforce it."
Wallace said that the country has operated under the concept of judicial review since Marbury v. Madison in 1803.
"Judicial review is exactly what we've operated under. We have not operated under judicial supremacy," Huckabee asserted. "Presidents have understood that the Supreme Court cannot make a law."
"The notion that the Supreme Court comes with a ruling and that automatically subjects the two other branches to following it defies everything there is about the three equal branches of government," Huckabee said.
"Chris, the Supreme Court is not the 'supreme branch,' and, for God's sake, it isn't the Supreme Being. It is the Supreme Court."
If you're elected president, would it be up in the air as to if you will obey the Supreme Court? Wallace asked.
"We are sworn to uphold the Constitution and the law," Huckabee said. "And it has to be consistent and agreed upon with three branches of government. One can’t overrule the other two. That’s all I’m saying."
"We learned that in ninth grade civics, but I'm convinced a lot of Ivy League law schools must have forgotten that simple, basic civics lesson along the way."
Watch more from the wide-ranging "Fox News Sunday" interview above.
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