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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


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