Notwithstanding this, I recognize that as a member of this Court I am not empowered to help petitioners and others similarly situated. My duty, rather, is to "decide cases 'agreeably to the Constitution and laws of the United States.' " Id., at 530. And, just like Justice Stewart, I "can find [neither in the Bill of Rights nor any other part of the Constitution a] general right of privacy," ibid., or as the Court terms it today, the "liberty of the person both in its spatial and more transcendent dimensions," ante, at 1.
Thursday, June 26, 2003
Thomas could have concurred: Perhaps Justice Thomas would have been more amenable to an equal protection argument as well. In his dissent he calls the law in question "is...uncommonly silly, "and If I were a member of the Texas Legislature, I would vote to repeal it." However:
Posted by Flyer at 2:26:00 PM