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May 23, 2015

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letter to the editor:

Hypocrisy on the high court

In voting against the lawsuit to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, certain U.S. Supreme Court justices demonstrated their ongoing hypocrisy.

Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas have repeatedly emphasized strict constructionism relating to the U.S. Constitution, yet they seem not to have read that document.

The preamble to the Constitution states that its purpose is to “establish justice, insure domestic tranquility … and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The 14th Amendment states that “No state may make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

It seems that those four justices believe in strict constructionism only when it is in line with their preconceived biases.

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