Mo Dowd’s extreme misapprension about the court

She gives classic response to its role, to interpret laws per the Constitution, missing it completely.

Im worried about how the justices can properly debate same-sex marriage when some dont even seem to realize that most Americans use the word gay now instead of homosexual; when Chief Justice John Roberts thinks gays are merely concerned with marriage as a desirable label, and when Justice Samuel Alito compares gay marriage to cellphones.

In this she is typical. It’s just that she so vividly exemplifies the wishy-washy thinking of the pop intelligentsia, the nation’s opinion-influencers, if not -makers.