Scuffle of the week

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy v European judges. Justice Kennedy – a highly respected judge in the US – says Europeans are handing over too much power to judges in the European Union's Court of Justice in Luxembourg, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (pictured). Justice Kennedy told an audience at Stanford University: "All the weight of developing this democratic concensus is being put on the courts, and this is dangerous for the courts. You can't overload a judicial structure with basic economic and social decisions."