I would never want anybody to take from my previous post More 'Time' For Sexual Deviants that I'm defending child molesters. I am most certainly not. I am all for chemical castration personally but that's not my job to decide.
But I firmly believe that the Supreme Court has really screwed up on this one.
The problem began with Congress making a law that is unconstitutional in the first place. The problem was persisted when the Supreme Court decided that the law was okay as far as the Constitution goes. I am assuming that is what they were doing.
Personally, I'm not sure if half of the judges on the Court really know a flipping thing about the Constitution because lately they are constantly going against their charter. In essence, they have been, for many years, making law from the bench and that is not their job. Their job is to interpret the laws that Congress makes and determine if they are constitutional or not.
The biggest problem, however, is, who is the Supreme Court accountable to? Nobody.
Congress is accountable to the people that elects them. So if they screw up, the people vote them out (or that is how it's supposed to work. The problem there is ignorant un-informed citizens that keep voting the incumbents back in no matter how much of a piece of trash they are).
The President is accountable to Congress. So if he screws up really bad, he is impeached and forced to stand trial before Congress to determine if he can keep his job or not.
The judges on the Supreme Court, however, are accountable to no one. Once they are confirmed by the Senate, they are in their position until they die. There is not stipulation for the people to decide whether or not a judge loses his or her seat.
So what was that by the people, of the people and for the people thing all about? I forgot.