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DeLay says Justice Kennedy's work 'outrageous'

[JURIST] In the latest of several attacks on the federal judiciary, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay [official website] has called the work of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy [Oyez biography] "incredibly outrageous." In a Tuesday interview with Fox News Radio, DeLay said that it's outrageous that Justice Kennedy is "writing decisions based upon international law, not the Constitution of the United States." DeLay also criticized Kennedy's statement during a Court session that he does his own research on the Internet. Repeating his calls for the US House to find a way to increase the accountability of the federal judiciary, DeLay said that the House Judiciary Committee [official website] should investigate the clause in the Constitution that says "judges can serve as long as they serve with good behavior" and should seek to define "good behavior." Listen to recorded audio of DeLay's remarks on the judiciary. AP has more.

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