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Stevens' Amendments

The former justice has some edits.

Apr. 14, 2014

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has a new book titled, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.” Naturally, coming from a leftist jurisprude like Stevens, the recommendations are a bit out of line with our Founders’ vision. For example, Stevens’ Second Amendment would be amended to read, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.” That, of course, would gut the real meaning of the right to keep and bear arms. He has other changes, including virtually dispatching with federalism. All in all, we’re glad he’s no longer on the bench, even if his replacement Elena Kagen also leaves much to be desired.

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