Do I think the SCOTUS has become virtual Ayatollahs - yes. Do I think they are granted that power by Constitution - I'm with Jefferson - no. How could we change it to be closer to the ideal, that's where it gets complicated. I have a general idea, but the specifics elude me. Generally we should have a way to require justices decide solely upon the written text of the Constitution alone. We might start with doing away with precedence for SCOTUS alone. That's how they took this power in the first place.