Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Andrew Schlafly Bombs in Court

Someone sent me this video of Andrew Schlafly arguing a case in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of an organization that wants to recall Sen. Bob Menendez. New Jersey has a law allowing for recalls of state elected officials, but not federal elected officials like Senators and Representatives.

The group Schlafly is representing is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows recall, despite the fact that the document provides no such power and the fact that this fact was specifically considered and rejected by the founding fathers. Schlafly made a very strained argument based on a single out of context quotation by a legal scholar and the judges caught him at it and hammered him for it. It’s amusing to watch him try to dodge the issue.