Reject 'Living Constitution,' Scalia tells crowd at USU

From the story: The legality of abortion, same-sex marriage and other controversial issues should be decided by the American people and not a panel of unelected judges, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told students and faculty at Utah State University on Monday.

A shift in political practices in recent years, however, has left judges to legislate from the bench as they rewrite the Constitution, the judge said.

"A change occurred in the last half of the 20th century, and I'm sorry to say that my court was responsible for it," Scalia said. "It was my court that invented the notion of a living Constitution" to keep up with what some justices call "the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society." Read more…

In the vacuum of moral relativism, a “living constitution” can be molded to do anything….

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