And the amendment process is useless if judicial review is an unchecked power. The job of courts is to apply the law made by the legislature and regarding judicial review, their job is to apply the constitution to cases. If the Constitution is seen as living then the Constitution is dead. If justices can read their own feelings and policy preferences into the Constitution, then they are not doing their job. There are no effective checks on judicial review, and the Supreme Court has a dire record of decisions when it comes to using judicial review. The idea that nine justices get to define the Constitution without checks is outrageous.