doughr at ACAD.UDALLAS.EDU
Wed Nov 8 14:43:26 PST 2000
Of course many Republicans think the Democrats had control of all three
branches during the Carter years and from '93-95; they realize the Court
was populated by Republican appointees, but the question is how
"Republican" were they? See the earlier discussion of why people today
think the Court is liberal, even though only two justices are Democratic
appointees. (Perhaps Republican and liberal are not exclusive terms?) Of
course that is all a judgment call, and many will reject the premise.
Lynne Henderson wrote (in part):
> The last time that I know of that one party really did control all
> three branches was the late 30's-40's, when the Democrats were in
> control.. One could say that briefly during the Eisenhower era, this
> was also the case, except that the Court never really "belonged" to
> the Republicans in the same way.
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