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More On the “Bombshell.”

October 27, 2008

David Bernstein, law professor at George Mason University (and thus, WAY smarter than me), breaks down his take on the Drudge “bombshell.”

Based on this interview, it seems unlikely that Obama opposes constitutionalizing the redistributive agenda because he’s an originalist, or otherwise endorses the Constitution as a “charter of negative liberties,” though he explicitly recognizes that this is how the Constitution has been interpreted since the Founding. Rather, he seems to think that focusing on litigation distracts liberal activists from necessary political organizing, and that any radical victories they might manage to win from the courts would be unstable because those decisions wouldn’t have public backing. The way to change judicial decisions, according to Obama, is to change the underlying political and social dynamics; changes in the law primarily follow changes in society, not vice versa.

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  1. josephudo permalink
    October 27, 2008 12:35 pm

    anyone who promotes the taking of innocent life…is capable of any horrible human autrosity

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