In response to last week’s letter to the editor (“Reining in the Supreme Court,” Sue Long, Aug. 27 Readers Write) and, to paraphrase the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, “Well, here you go again, Mrs. Long.”
Mrs. Long has a problem with the Supreme Court of the United States, or is it the Constitution? The Constitution is a contract between the government, the states and we the people. It provides conditions of how these parties shall function, what their rights are, and, if needed, how to modify the document.
When parties disagree on what a section means then, like any other contract disputes, the court does “interpret the Constitution” and, like many court cases, you may not get the result you want. More than two dozen times the Constitution has been modified because parties involved agreed times or circumstances had changed. The Supreme Court has ruled on many occasions where public opinion disagreed and laws were...
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