Thursday, June 26, 2008

DC v. Heller

Today is The Big Day. We shall see what our judges are made of.

The peace, prosperity, and very existence of the Union rest constantly in the hands of the seven federal judges. Without them, the Constitution would be a dead letter. […] Should imprudent or corrupt men ever fill the Supreme Court, however, the confederation would have to fear anarchy or civil war.

From Democracy in America.


tjbbpgob said...

Which of the 7 are you speaking of and why not all 9?

William said...

At the time, there were only seven justices; since Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America the number was increased to nine.