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Scott Brown lambastes Newt Gingrich for his attacks on the judiciary

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown today denounced Newt Gingrich’s attacks on elements of the nation’s judiciary system, saying the former House speaker’s plans would undermine the fundamental governing principle of the separation of powers.

“Gingrich styles himself a historian, but he is either blissfully unaware that the Founding Fathers deliberately established our government with three co-equal branches of government, or he is fully aware of that elementary fact and yet is pandering to the right-wing extreme element in our own party,’’ Brown, a Republican, wrote in an opinion column in today’s Boston Globe. “I do not know which is worse.”

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