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  •  Innumeracy notwithstanding, he has a point. (3+ / 0-)

    The fact is that we have a succinct, written Constitution that is publicly printed for a reason.  If it only existed to inform the decisions of judges, we wouldn't even need one - they could divine the law from the entire body of jurisprudence without anything so crude as a list of authorities, checks & balances, and rights.

    To go by the way these right-wing judicial activists behave, they already think they have the authority to pretend we don't even have a Constitution, and instead just treat any old brain fart by any old jackass who ever sat on the bench as having the same or greater weight than the explicit words of the supreme law.

    They can interpret, but there are limits.  "Interpreting" up as down, yes as no, and slavery as freedom is not interpretation at all - it's simply abuse of power.

    How can it be a "free" market if you're forced to work for it?

    by Troubadour on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:11:16 PM PST

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