"When courts fail to engage in oversight or even distort the Constitution to rationalize the ultra vires actions of government, and when academics and political activists aid and abet them in this activity by devising ingenious rationalizations for ignoring the Constitution’s words, they are playing a most dangerous game. For they are putting at risk the legitimacy of the lawmaking process and risking the permanent disaffection of significant segments of the people."
Brannon P. Denning, And Randy Barnett, Can The Simple Cite Be Trusted?: Lower Court Interpretations of United States V. Miller and the Second Amendment, 26 Cumb. L. Rev. 961-1004 (1996).
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