Monday, June 28, 2010


...handed down today by the United States Supreme Court were all over the place as usual.  When I teach constitutional law I always have to include a caveat about how the court is constantly changing it's collective mind.  That is actually a good thing.  Government and the laws must be dynamic, always moving, always changing with the current political thinking and the current moves in our culture and our society.  If you don't like a decision then just wait a few years and I promise it will go in your direction again.  Supreme Court nominee Kagen is currently under attack because she once referred to the confirmation hearings as a joke.  She is right.  You go home with them who brung you.  Justice Stevens is retiring today and someday future Justice Kagen will retire also.  The court is dynamic and I think that is a good thing.  Regardless of who is on the court the world has yet to end as a result of the members.

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