Our leaders justify torture in ways that justify its future use on their foes (including Americans)

Summary:  On Friday I said that we would torture again., despite the evidence in the Senate's report.  This weekend former and current high officials of the US government confirmed that guess. Defenders of torture dispute the evidence, deny that torture was torture, and offer bold affirmations that they would torture again. For I doubt not … Continue reading Our leaders justify torture in ways that justify its future use on their foes (including Americans)

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“The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead.” – Supreme Court Justice Scalia

One major theme of this site is that the US Constitution is dying, if not actually dead.  Here we see a first-tier legal scholar support this theory.  This has become Justice Scalia's best known saying, perhaps his signature line:  "The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead."  I recommend attention to … Continue reading “The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead.” – Supreme Court Justice Scalia