Republicans Judges

October 25, 2011 - 12:17 PM
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidat and former Rep. Newt Gingrich speaks at the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum in Columbia, S.C. Most Republican presidential candidates want to wipe away lifetime tenure for federal judges, cut the budgets of courts that displease them or allow Congress to override Supreme Court rulings on constitutional issues. Gingrich, who has been the most outspoken critic of the courts, say he would summon judges before Congress to explain their decisions and consider impeaching judges over their rulings. (AP Photo/ Mary Ann Chastain, File)