Thursday, May 05, 2005

Constitutional formula

There is an inexplicable line of cases in constitutional law. One example of this line of cases is Plyler v. Doe, where the Court said that a statute denying public education to the children of illegal immigrants was neither a violation of the Due Process Clause alone (because there is no right to education) nor a violation of the Equal Protection Clause alone (because illegal aliens are not a suspect class) but somehow violated the two clauses put together. Critics charge the Supreme Court with substituting its judgment for the people. At minimum, the judicial opinion is totally incoherent. But long last, after reading and rereading this opinion, I have come up with the formula that explains it all:

DP + EP = CTP

(due process plus equal protection to cheat the people)

2 Comments:

Blogger Ha ha hit him again said...

and what of the penumbras of emanations?

5/05/2005 03:04:00 PM  
Blogger bum from jersey said...

i think i am going to start a count of silly posts you make.

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5/09/2005 03:46:00 PM  

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