Monday, November 29, 2010

Scalia on the danger of "living Constitution" interpretation


Antonin Scalia captures the problem with considering the Constitution a living document-

"Government by judges is inevitable when the original meaning of legal language in laws and constitutions is not respected."

This attitude, he said, allows “five out of nine hotshot lawyers to run the country.”

“The Constitution says what it says and it doesn’t say anything more.”

“The way to change the Constitution is through amendments approved by the people, not by judges altering the meaning of its words."



Check out the entire post here.

1 comment:

Woody Woodward said...

Powerful commanding words of truth. But the arrogant judges who legislate from the bench will just call Scalia “old fashioned and out of touch.”