A Rabbi On Church-State Separation, Judicial Activism and Separation of Powers

Rabbi Kenneth Shuster states that church-state separation and the separation of powers protect the rights of minorities and "the legitimate interests of all." This means that the majority at times may not agree with judicial rulings but judicial supremacy is the best way to protect the rights of both the minority and the majority. He notes that the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was not appreciated by the majority but played an important role in civil rights. Rabbi Shuster maintains that judicial supremacy is a essential to any democracy.

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