DC saw judicial activism replace the will of the people. Today, with news that the U.S. Supreme Court has taken the appeal of DC v. Heller, the Justices can set things right.
By evading their duty to enforce the Constitution in a meaningful manner, judicial passivists betray a central feature of our constitutional system.
Apparently, the Equal Protection Clause, is to be used for only two purposes -- to invalidate affirmative action and to invalidate the recount process in the 2000 presidential election.
While the question of racial disparities in cocaine sentences is hot in the courts, it isn't lighting up the presidential campaign trail in any serious way.
Instead of being a beacon of pride for young black kids that, like him, might have been raised in poverty, he is an embarrassment.
We were amazed by Kennedy's humor and candor. Whether we agreed or disagreed with him on particular issues, he demonstrated humanity and a deep respect for history.