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Maybe It's A Good Thing Justice Stephen Breyer Isn't An Originalist

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You've got to remember, it's a living document.

Because he just flunked Constitutional History 101. As the Harlan Institute's Josh Blackman reports:

John Adams was in Europe during the drafting of the Constitution, and did not return to the United States until 1788.

Listen to Justice Breyer's interview on NPR at 1:20. Terry Gross asks about his view of the Constitution. Justice Breyer replied:

"I can say what I think, I think we are following an intention by people who wrote this document [the Constitution], Madison, Adams, Washington…."