Sunday, April 02, 2006

Better late than never

The headline says "O'Connor Helps Push Constitution"

To which I would respond: Why didn't you do that while you were on the Supreme Court?

The project, which is expected to go public this fall, seeks to create a complete online database of original source materials for the U.S. Constitution. In her 25-minute keynote address, O'Connor spoke about the importance of bringing the Constitution to life for all Americans, particularly school-age children.

"Each generation has to recommit itself to the Constitution," she said. "They have to learn about it, and they have to create anew their own sense of its principles."

O'Connor said former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, who chaired a presidential commission celebrating the Constitution's bicentennial, would be "most enthusiastic" about the project. "It would be his dream come true to see all of these documents available to everyone on the Web."

Maybe our Federal judges would then actually be able to, you know, read it. I know Burger never did.


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