You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

letters

By admitting their biases, high court justices could rise above them

Re “Justice Scalia opens up, in good ways and bad” (Editorial, Oct. 14): While I am also concerned about the ideological bubbles in which many in Washington live, I am less concerned that members of the Supreme Court are seen as political creatures. It would be almost impossible for them to avoid being political, and there is a danger in thinking that their legal opinions could be completely immune to influence by their political convictions.

Admitting that their social locations will influence their decisions would help the justices guard against letting social location determine their decisions.

The Rev. Canon

Daniel S. Weir

Danvers

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com