The Declaration of Independence, however, is not a legal prescription confering powers upon the courts; and the Constitution’s refusal to “deny or disparage” other rights is far removed from affirming any one of them, and even further removed from authorizing judges to identify what they might be, and to enforce the judges list against laws duly enacted by the people.”— Justice Antonin Scalia (1936- ) American jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Source: Justice Scalia dissenting, Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57, 91-92 (2000)

 

 

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