Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Hmmm, so according to Mr. Justice Stevens, the Supreme Court is capable of getting a decision wrong, as it did in the case he dissented from. I wonder what other cases also were wrongly decided and therefore ought to be ignored by all right-thinking people?
Brown v. Board of Education – separate but equal?
Roe v. Wade – abortion on demand?
Stenberg v. Carhart – partial birth abortion?
Obergefell v. Hodges – gay marriage?
The retired justice may have done the nation a great service, opening the door to invite us to ignore the Supreme Court.
What he’s also done is shown us what he’d never have put in a legal opinion; why repeal the Second Amendment if it isn’t in fact a broad protection of citizens’ gun rights?