You should certainly be aided by all the constitution-writing that has gone one since the end of World War II. I would not look to the US constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary... It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done. Much more recent than the US constitution - Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It dates from 1982. You would almost certainly look at the European Convention on Human Rights. Yes, why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world?Wow! As PJTV's Stephen Green says: "... Ginsburg needs to recuse herself from any case involving the constitution."
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Supreme Court justice trashes US constitution
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg went on Egyptian TV recently and said, among other lunatic things: