Legal Shades of Gray
In a May 22 column, Norma Cappelletti seemed confident there is one shining path to judicial purity in upholding the Constitution.
She seemed unaware that most law schools challenge their students with a puzzle called Moot Court. In this exercise, students are assigned different sides of a proposition and are judged on the merits of their arguments where there is no right or wrong answer.
On the present Supreme Court, Justice Roberts has sided in every instance with big business. Does that mean that he is deciding cases strictly on merit, or could it be that he has an inner "empathy" toward big business? Are those justices who disagreed with him in error? Are they dishonoring their sworn oath and our Constitution?
In so many instances there is no right or wrong, just shades of gray, and legal positions do evolve over the course of time. Remember, the Bible condones slavery.
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