Wednesday, October 26, 2005

In our weddin gnews, J and I have set the big date: Aug. 12th, 2006. Reserved the church. Put down the deposit for the restaurant. Now, gotta do invitations, wedding registry, get a DJ, get a photographer, decide on the menu, plan the low budget honeymoon... what am I forgetting?
Constitutional Law Food for Thought today... (from

"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights," Justice Jackson wrote in a 1943 flag-salute case, "was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."