If that were true, then any discussion of Abortion, or Gay Marriage, just to name two issues off the top of my head, would be similarly irrelevant, because they were settled law. The SC ruled. That’s it, right?
I’m no lawyer, but it seems to me that abortion and marriage rights are in a different class of “rights”, because they are not explicitly enumerated. IOW, the Framers had a reason to put the 2nd into the BOR; abortion and marriage rights weren’t top of mind with them, obviously.
So, what you seem to be saying is that decisions you agree with should be settled law, never to be adjudicated again. But those you perhaps disagree with should continue to be debated until we reach a conclusion more suited to your politics. Then, it’s settled law, never to be adjudicated again…
Nope, didn’t say that.