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In a bold step designed to advance the absolute authority of the judicial system, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the concept of "separation of powers" is unconstitutional. The court summarized their decision by stating:
"The Founding Fathers fully intended the court system to correct all social, legal, and scientific problems, as the court perceives them to exist, that are facing this country. It is inconceivable that they actually intended the Legislative branch to do more than create draft versions of laws which were to be reviewed and revised by the court system as the courts see proper to do so. Had the Founding Fathers actually intended laws to be written and passed by the elected representatives of the people, they would not have given the court system such broadly ranging powers to address the content of legislation from the perspective of how the courts view the social impact of aforesaid legislation.Well, it's good to know that the courts are firmly in control of our future. As a first step in implementing this change to the legislative process,
Henceforth, the Court reserves the right to dictate the content of all legislation and policy related to such legislation and so orders the Legislative branch, Congress, to approve all such legislation as written by the courts. Failure to approve Court prepared legislation will result in Contempt of Court citations for the Congress. Failure to sign such legislation by the Executive branch, the President, will result in Contempt of Court citations for the President."
"a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco ... rejects mileage standards that were to have gone into effect next year and would have raised required average fuel economy for light trucks from 21.6 miles per gallon to 23.5 by 2010. The light truck category -- sport-utility vehicles, pickup trucks and minivans -- makes up 50.2 percent of the U.S. automobile market, with passenger cars accounting for the rest.Makers of large trucks and SUVs are looking at a breakthrough design that uses dramatically reduced horsepower resulting in significant reduction of gas. Well, some gas is produced, but not enough to be deemed harmful to the environment.
The court ordered the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to come up with new standards "as expeditiously as possible." Current standards for light trucks are likely to remain in effect until new ones can be formulated, officials said.
The ruling also questioned why the government persists in setting separate, lower standards for trucks. The mileage requirement for cars is 27.5 miles per gallon. The average fuel economy of each manufacturer's fleet of vehicles must meet the standard each year." [source]