US Court of Appeals: Constitution Is Dead, Judges Should Not Study It

US court of appeals judge says the constitution is dead and recommends that judges in the US stop studying it

A US Court of Appeals judge has declared that the Constitution of the United States is effectively “dead”, urging other judges to stop studying it. 

7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner told Slate that he sees zero value in studying the outdated document. reports:

“I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation,” Posner argued.

“Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century,” he continued.

“Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today.”

Posner, an influential jurist who has served as a federal judge for thirty-five years, has previously voiced his disregard for the Constitution.

“I’m not particularly interested in the 18th Century, nor am I particularly interested in the text of the Constitution. I don’t believe that any document drafted in the 18th century can guide our behavior today,” he said during a 2015 colloquium.

  • quest

    What do you expect from a stupid moron, not just a moron. It is the spirit, the morality, the truth and righteous justice that prevail time on and on, and are always in strong demand by a society based on truth, justice and morality from a Godly basis. What this man is really saying is to do away with the Holy Scriptures, God and therefore all goodness; he is therefore a Luminary of the dark and a Satanist Devil worshiper by definition. What he is saying is so despicable; how can one individual or nation forget its foundation, its history, its legacy to its children, and the reason and basis for its origins and its existence? One cannot if he is to survive, as forgetting the past destroys the future. 50 years ago this man would have been locked up and given the death penalty.

  • Des

    Yet this prick had to swear an oath to the constitution in order to be where he his today! Should be disbarred. Remove his licence.

  • Revolt Now

    What a complete piece of elitist crap… this guy is a domestic terrorist and should be thrown into a Guantanamo.prison cell.

  • JC Thomas

    What a POS! The really disturbing fact is that there are many who feel that the constitution is now irrelevant. To them we say, get the F..k out of our country and go live somewhere more in line with your ignorance.

  • commonlaw

    Resign fraud. People study @

  • realescape

    “Luminary of the dark”, he is, but it is refreshing to hear his honesty of thought. The powerful elite walk all over the constitution. What is reasonable search and seizure? What is free speech? Where is the freedom from slavery? What is freedom of the press, when it is in the hands of the few? How’s due process working for us?

  • James Smith

    That’s what’s called blatant felony oath perjury and high treason and proves an illegal war criminal type infiltration and invasion of all U.S. courts…