Not true. The federal courts, including the Supreme Court are limited in scope to what Congress permits them to do. Let me quote from Article III, Sec. 2 of the Constitution: "The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under ... the laws of the United States". The Constitution creates the judicial branch and set out some of its basic authority, but Congress has the power through legislation to limit the types of cases the courts (including the Supreme Court) can hear--and Congress has done so many times throughout American history, including in the original Judiciary Act of 1789 that created the federal court system. Throughout U.S. history, the three branches of govt. have waxed and waned in power, but in the last 50 years or so the Judiciary has assumed a great deal of power that it never had before. I don't favor the legislation at issue, but then I think the Pledge of Allegiance is silly, as well. Our schools are too busy making our kids "feel good about themselves" to bother teaching them to read and write adequately, but then they seem to find the time to force them to recite this bunch of fascist nonsense.