Justice Scalia said routine drug cases belong in state courts, which handle the vast majority of trials for most criminal offenses. The Judiciary Committee chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.), himself a former state prosecutor, agreed.
The increase in federal criminal law has required Congress to enlarge the federal court system, and Justice Scalia suggested that has helped diminish the "elite" quality of the federal judiciary.Pardon us a moment. Ok, we're back from being sick. Elite quality? Per Se is elite quality. The Outback steakhouse is not, even if they dress the steak up with a bloomin onion.