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Sunday, May 25, 2014

There is no law

Vox Day: The ever-moving goalposts
... My police friends told me long ago that there is no such thing as a "law-abiding citizen", that the traffic laws were explicitly written to permit them to exercise their judgment and pull over anyone, at any time. But it's interesting to see that virtually no one has even a theoretical chance of knowing what the law is, given the way that interpretive case law not only trumps black-letter written law, but is susceptible to behind-the-scenes editing at any time.
Of course, the US Constitution *nowhere* gives the US supreme Court (look it up, that's the spelling in the Constitution), nor any other court, the authority to "say what the Constitution says/means".