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    Filed at 6:12 am under by dcobranchi

    Skip Oliva beats up on the WashTimes over its citing of the 10th Amendment as the reason the Supreme Court got it wrong in the Texas sodomy case. It seems they (conveniently) forgot about the 9th Amendment.

    In support of this argument, the Times cites the Tenth Amendment, which states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” What the Times neglects to mention is the Ninth Amendment, which provides constitutional protection for “unenumerated” rights not otherwise specified in the Constitution itself. Conservatives have long ignored the Ninth Amendment with malicious forethought because they view it as an obstacle towards their goal of using the government to impose private morality via public law.

    Read the whole thing.

    OT- Grammar question here: Should “citing” in the first sentence actually be “citation?”

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