The 2004 Reading of the Sacred Texts, delivered on February 11
by John T. Noonan, Jr.
United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Robbins Professor Emeritus at Boalt School of Law at University of California, Berkeley
Introduction. It is an honor and a pleasure to address you this evening on the Constitution of the United States and to have this document ranked among the texts considered sacred. Having invited someone whose profession involves the interpretation of this document, you no doubt expect more than......