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Old 12-06-2011, 23:50   #46
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Originally Posted by Dukedomone View Post
Not to get too far off topic here, but I believe it is a fallacy that it was originally intended for SCOTUS to be the sole interpreter of the Constitution, although it is widely accepted today.

The SCOTS weren’t/aren’t to "interpret" the constitution. They are to decide if a lower courts ruling fall within the bounds of the Constitution as written. The Constitution and the original Amendments to it are written in pretty simple language. It’s all the “interpretations” that have muddied the waters. If one reads the words of the founders then reads the Constitution simply as written there is no need for interoperation. It says what is says.

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