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Sen. Feinstein: ‘I Find This Originalist Judicial Philosophy To Be Really Troubling’
‘At the time of our founding, African-Americans who were enslaved; it was not so long after women had been burned at the stake for witchcraft ‘

 

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FEINSTEIN: “[Judge Gorsuch] has also stated that he believes they should look to the original public meaning of the Constitution, when they decide what a provision of the Constitution means. This is personal. But I find this originalist judicial philosophy to be really troubling. In essence, it means the judges and courts should evaluate our constitutional rights and privileges as they were understood in 1789. However, to do so would not only ignore the intent of the framers that the Constitution would be a framework on which to build, but it severely limit the genius of what our Constitution upholds. I firmly believe the American Constitution is a living document intended to evolve as our country evolves."