Constitutions: Polished Wood or Living Tree?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? This paper started with readings on the death of US Supreme Court Judge Anton Scalia.  Prior to his death, I had dismissed him as a judicial right-wing extremist, applying a reactionary philosophy of judicial interpretation called ‘originalism’: E.G., “everything was fine in 1776: why change?”  However, I found even centre left … Continue reading Constitutions: Polished Wood or Living Tree?