The Heritage Lectures
Supreme Court, conservatism, originalism, Rhenquist, constitution
Now that the Supreme Court has been overwhelmingly staffed by appointees of Republican Presidents, we can ask: To what extent have they been faithful to the original version of the Constitution as articulated during its early years? How have they revivified the structural protections? How have they communicated an ethical sense of their own role in the structure? The answer, unfortunately, is that the record remains disappointing.
David F. Forte, Conservatism and the Rehnquist Court, The Heritage Lectures, No. 438 (1993)