If I just heard what I think I heard, a person under serious consideration to sit as a Justice on the Supreme Court said there were no rights before the Constitution.
This is, of course, astounding. It is breathtakingly ignorant of history, law, civics, and the fundamental, organizing principles behind this nation. Just for review, those included the idea that our nation COULD be founded BECAUSE those founding it were IMBUING the new nation with rights THEY held.
Thus, days before we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Kagan has repudiated some of its most seminal statements. And she will interpret the Constitution that flowed directly from it.