Thursday, December 20, 2007

"...government by judicial aristocracy"

Interesting, if lightweight and editorialising, interview with US Justice Antonin Scalia in the UK Telegraph, with lessons for Australia:

"I don't think that judges should do anything but interpret the meaning of texts that have been democratically adopted and give them the meaning they bore when the people adopted them," he told me. "But what I have noticed increasingly in recent years is that judges - not just in my country, but internationally - have taken on this function of being moral arbiters for the world."
-- Nick

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