The United States Constitution makes Judge Richard Posner yawn.
"I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution," he once wrote.
"Eighteenth-century guys, however smart," Judge Posner suggested, couldn't have grasped our high tech world. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, according to him, "do not speak to today." He dismissed it as a document based on "what those 18th-century guys were worrying about."
Judge Richard Posner is a smart guy. And he's no 18th-century guy. Instead he was born in 1939. That means that he speaks to today. Unlike old fuddy duddies like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.