Columnist Dave Helling writes: Judges reach narrow split decisions all the time, such as in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage. The calls are close because judges must squeeze very specific laws into very broad and undefined concepts. What does equality mean? When is punishment cruel or unusual? What is free speech, or freedom of religion?
Columnist Dave Helling writes: Judges reach narrow split decisions all the time, such as in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage. The calls are close because judges must squeeze very specific laws into very broad and undefined concepts. What does equality mean? When is punishment cruel or unusual? What is free speech, or freedom of religion? ANDREW HARRER Bloomberg
Columnist Dave Helling writes: Judges reach narrow split decisions all the time, such as in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage. The calls are close because judges must squeeze very specific laws into very broad and undefined concepts. What does equality mean? When is punishment cruel or unusual? What is free speech, or freedom of religion? ANDREW HARRER Bloomberg

Dave Helling: The U.S. Supreme Court remains controversial — and essential

June 29, 2015 01:43 PM