I would like to have heard Judge Sotomayor address the charge that her speech that averted to a “wise Latina woman” was an example of “relativism run amok.”  There was a form of relativism implied, but was it running amok?  I think not.  The alternative of the originalists cannot be sustained, it must crumble under its own weight, or better, under the weight of historical exigencies.

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  1. It is not uncommon for people in power to be so locked into their world view that they think it is universal, that is is neutral and clear, the unbiased norm.

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