walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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walkitout

selective reading of the constitution

My husband told me today he heard about a guy claiming that the Supreme Court held that child labor laws were unconstitutional. I heard the same clip that my husband saw -- the case the guy had zeroed in on was from 1918 and ignored a later case (in 1941, IIRC) which reversed that earlier decision.

Sample coverage over at Think Progress (I'm not saying they broke this -- I have no idea where R. saw it; I saw it on Countdown):

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/01/14/lee-child-labor/

FWIW, this would be like ignoring Brown vs. the Board of Education and arguing that segregation is constitutional because of Plessy vs. Ferguson.

Or, saying it's _not_ okay to be gay, but it _is_ okay to eat shrimp.
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