Constitutional Crisis

Ken AshfordConstitution, Courts/LawLeave a Comment

The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court says we are experiencing a "Constitutional crisis".  That’s very very serious.  The last time I heard that phrase was during Watergate.

But what exactly is the constitutional crisis he’s talking about?  This:

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. made judicial pay the sole topic of his second annual report, issued on Sunday, declaring that the failure by Congress to raise federal judges’ salaries in recent years has become a “constitutional crisis” that puts the future of the federal courts in jeopardy.

No no no no.  That’s not a "constitutional crisis", Johnny.