Kennedy on Space, Time, and Dimensions

December 5th, 2011

In Lawrence v. Texas, Justice Kennedy waxed poetic about “liberty of the person both in its spatial and more transcendent dimensions.” During oral argument in Setser v. United States  10-7387 he broadened his discourse to space and time.

JUSTICE KENNEDY: In other words, what the statute does is it’s phrased in terms of place, but it really has consequences as to time. Einstein would have loved it: You can’t define space without time.


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