Federal judges, appointed for life, are to apply the original intent of the Constitution, not re-write existing laws according to their own interpretations. Judges are entrusted to uphold integrity and the independence of the judiciary. Their rulings should be made without prejudice, on the basis of unbiased constitutional jurisprudence.
I can assure you that as a Member of the House of Representatives I will labor within the framework of the Constitution to make certain judicial nominees are scrutinized and evaluated on their impartiality and diligence in applying the Constitution; not re-writing laws according to their own political views. I have always reached over to my colleagues in the Senate to sure they have a further understanding of the Constitutional implications of their judicial nominating selections. I consider this a responsibility of the utmost importance.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Upon reviewing the decision handed down yesterday by the Supreme Court in the case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry, co-Chair of the Israel Allies Caucus, Representative Trent Franks, issued the following statement: