- A veteran judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals says that he is not “particularly interested in the text of the Constitution.”
- Not only has he recently come out against the validation of the Constitution, but he gives lectures about the subject to different colleges around the country.
- Richard Posner, the judge in questions, says that he “sees absolutely no value to a judge spending decades, years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution.”
Richard Posner, a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, has come forward and denounced the importance of knowing the Constitution.
This is what he said, “I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, [days], hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation. Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century. Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today. In short, let’s not let the dead bury the living.”
This, unfortunately, was the not first time that Posner has spoken out against our Constitution.
Last year, while giving a speech at the Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, he claimed to be not “particularly interested in the text of the Constitution.”
It’s good to know that we have judges out there that are fighting for our rights.