Curious readers of my blog might have noticed that in a recent blog of mine on the career of the Professor of Constitutional Law , Seth Barret Tillman , by Tablet ‘s Amen Rosen , I highlighted one of Professor Tillman’s quotes.

It was :

“ That is: If you’re trying to understand the past, the present often gets in the way and the past often gets rewritten to make itself useful to the present.”


I thought of how the Judiciary in Canada today are rewriting the Charter of only 40 plus years ago to make itself useful to the present . The ‘present ‘ of the judiciary is not what the Charter section actually said.

And in the same article another of Tillman’s gems :

“ We are too willing to accept explanations that have no explanatory force,” Tillman said.

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