This is very timely! Hear Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “Why shouldn’t we look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad with at least as much ease as we would read a law review article written by a professor?” she asked." http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/us/12ginsburg.html?_r=1&ref=global-home
This is our supreme court justice! And wasn't it just a few months ago that another justice said that our laws evolve?
I wonder what James Madison would have thought about all of this.....?
1788 - Federalist No. 51
"Justice is the end of government. It is the end
of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be
pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be
lost in the pursuit."
Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 51.