Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Now here's a scary thought.....

....no less than four members of the Supreme Court cannot parse out a very simple clause "shall not be infringed."

I kind of expect, for example, that the mayor of a city where the average public school graduate reads at a 6th grade level might have trouble with this concept, but among the Yalies of the Supreme Court?

Maybe we ought to rethink that the phrase "elite law school" means, eh?


W.B. Picklesworth said...

Maybe it's less a matter of comprehension than character. Some judges succumb to the allure of "doing good" instead of hewing closely to their job description. A judge determined to do good is a dangerous creature indeed.

Bike Bubba said...

Might be right....though I would have to think that as one viewd U.S. and world history, they'd be compelled by evidence alone to consider the idea that Lex Rex is a pretty darned good idea.

Of course, as I've conceded before, the character defect of hubris is a great way to overcome the limitations of the evidence. Good point.