Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Constitution Just Sets Minimums

Says Fat Tony:

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday night that government has room to scale back individual rights during wartime without violating the Constitution.

"The Constitution just sets minimums," Scalia said at John Carroll University. "Most of the rights that you enjoy go way beyond what the Constitution requires."

Scalia was responding to a question about the Justice Department's pursuit of terrorism suspects and whether their rights are being

The conservative justice did not discuss what rights he believed are constitutionally protected.

Not the right to vote, in any case.

Arthur Silber has more.