Thursday, August 4, 2005

From Justice Shenk's dissenting opinion in Perez v. Sharp:

[W]hen the right to enact a law depends upon the existence of a fact, the passage of the act implies, and the conclusive presumption is, that the existence of the fact has been ascertained by the legislative body.

In other words, "Let's just assume that our legislators have done their homework and legislated according to well-researched, verifiable facts. No need to double-check, we'll trust them to be honest and free of any ideological prejudices!"

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