The Judiciary has no power to enforce its own edicts. If the Legislative and Executive branches thumb their collective noses at the Judicial branch, what can they do?
If the Judiciary rules a statute or other law as unconstitutional, yet the other branches continue to enforce that law, our Republic is in deep kim-shee.
We're seeing evidence of the corrosion in Washington D.C. with Heller
and the district's attempt to ignore as much of the decision as possible.
Re: FDR and the New Deal -- didn't FDR expand the Supreme Court from 5 to 7 justices so he could add a couple of his "yes men" to the court?