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HJM017.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
JUDICIAL ACCOUNTABILITY - Stating findings of the Legislature and urging
Idaho's congressional delegation to end the era of judicial activism and to
reestablish judicial accountability by supporting the passage of, and
becoming cosponsors on, Senate Bill 520.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 17
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 A JOINT MEMORIAL
2 TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS
3 ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF
4 IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
5 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the
6 State of Idaho assembled in the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth
7 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that:
8 WHEREAS, the judicial branch is one of three separate branches of govern-
9 ment and with respect to the judiciary at the federal level, its powers arise
10 from the Constitution of the United States and the consent of the governed;
12 WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court and lower federal courts, and
13 most notoriously, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, have
14 repeatedly ruled inconsistently with the intent of the authors of the U.S.
15 Constitution and in derogation of the founding traditions and principles of
16 America; and
17 WHEREAS, federal judges and members of Congress swear an oath to uphold
18 the Constitution of the United States; and
19 WHEREAS, Congress has a constitutional duty to require that these oaths be
20 honored by federal judges.
21 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
22 sion of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and
23 the Senate concurring therein, that we urgently request the congressional del-
24 egation representing the state of Idaho in the Congress of the United States
25 to end the era of judicial activism and to reestablish judicial accountability
26 by supporting the passage of and becoming cosponsors on Senate Bill 520, to
27 curb the jurisdictions of federal courts which have shown contempt for the
28 Constitution of the United States.
29 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
30 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this
31 Memorial to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Repre-
32 sentatives of Congress, and the congressional delegation representing the
33 State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This memorial offers the support of the Idaho Legislature to the
United States Congress in their efforts to ask for greater
accountability by federal judges in their decisions to uphold the
United States Constitution and the original intent set forth by
the Founding Fathers.
There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.
Name: Representative Field (23)
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 17