Why Is The Constitution Alive

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What comes to mind when you hear that the Constitution remained a living document?" It may sound strange to you, because you may ask "how the document is alive?" It 's not literally alive, but because of the analysis, study, and interpretation that the Supreme Courts implements, the Constitution remains vital, after it was written 200 years ago I could show several living examples of decisions made by justices who dealt with the same case and used the same amendments but interpreted the constitution differently. This complexity helps the constitution to be relevant and useful guide for our country 's democratic system. There were three petitioners who were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to protest against the Government 's policy in Vietnam. In December, 1965, a group of…show more content…
Judge Fortas insisted that under the Constitution, the students possessed fundamental rights to express their opinion as people of America. On the other hand, Judge Black rebutted:” I think the record overwhelmingly shows that the armbands did exactly what the elected school officials and principals foresaw they would, that is, took the students ' mind off their classwork and diverted them to thoughts about the highly emotional subject of Vietnam war. if the time has come when pupils of state- supported schools can defy and flout orders of school officials to keep their minds on their own work, It is the beginning of a new revolutionary era of permissiveness in this country fostered be the judiciary.” Judge Black has entirely different view with what the school authorities had done to students wearing armbands. He justified the prohibition of armband for wearing them would distract the students ' minds. His dissent was exaggerated of the result of permitting rights of free speech in schools. His way of using an exaggeration weakens his argument considerably. He further pointed out his worries that state supported-schools’ students could defy and flouts orders of
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