beach_terror wrote:bzsmith wrote:beach_terror wrote:bzsmith wrote:
Let me put it this way. The SCOTUS has done well to decide things in accordance with public opinion, but what if they suddenly fuck up? They're not accountable to anyone, so.. uh, yeah. They can't enforce their opinions so we don't have to follow it, but that doesn't strike me as a fantastic idea.
Of course they are accountable. They are accountable to future courts which have the right and duty to either regard or disregard precedent, based on a myriad of factors...including changing cultural norms.
Are you really making this argument? I want to know you're serious before I bother responding.
I'm assuming you are questioning the seriousness of my "changing cultural norms" argument? Would you not agree that the concept of blacks riding on a train with white folksm post 14th amendment, changed between, say, 1870 and 1970?