WASHINGTON (DP) News has leaked that the Supreme Court Justices will spend Earth Day together, digging into the constitutional issues involved with the "greening" of the White House. A reliable source said this meeting would not be a garden-variety gathering of the Justices, but would take place sub rosa.
There are budding concerns about recent congressional support for sustainable gardening practices at the White House. Congress provided seed money to purchase sheep for the White House lawn, and it set up committees to work in the White House vegetable garden. This congressional intervention with the Executive Mansion may have violated the separation of powers dictated by the U.S. Constitution.
An informal judicial review could be an effective way to get to the roots of the tangled relationship between the legislative and executive branches.
It is hoped that the Court's meeting will not become an occasion for raking up dormant disagreements about constitutional law. The Justices typically clump together at opposite ends of the judicial spectrum, and they may have to be lifted and divided in order to find common ground.
The Court's Public Information Officer refused to comment on the Earth Day meeting, and it is entirely possible that this leaked story is simply a plant.