The Lippard Blog notes that Rep Akin explained the legislation preventing federal courts from hearing pledge cases thusly, "We're creating a fence. The fence goes around the federal judiciary. We're doing that because we don't trust them."
So according to Rep Akin, federal courts only get to hear cases if he's confident that they will reach decisions that he agrees with.
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