Letter: Judge's ruling on teacher tenure

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A California judge has ruled that tenure protection for teachers, which has been in place for generations, is suddenly unconstitutional ["Don't weaken teacher evals," Editorial, June 12]. Does he also support mandatory retirement for judges who serve long after they are in a state of advanced intellectual decomposition?

When it comports with their bias, judges like to trot out the Constitution like it was an expert witness in support of their prejudice. Libertarians are particularly tickled by citing the Constitution, correctly pointing out that nowhere in this document does it expressly forbid texting while driving. Neither did the framers of our nation demand that we wear seat-belts in our SUVs.

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The Constitution is more flexible than Gumby and has more uses than the wheel.

Ron Isaac, Fresh Meadows

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