In response to your editorial Sunday, Feb. 23, I'm not so sure we should be "celebrating" 200 years of an independent judiciary. Not that I think they should be the lap dogs of the executive or Congress; rather, I believe much harm has been done by "judicial activism." There is no check or balance on the Supremes. The 9th and 10th amendments to the Constitution have been completely eviscerated and the original concept of federalism has been relegated to the department of ancient history.
The real result of Marbury vs. Madison is that we have the rule of lawyers rather than the rule of law.