We current Justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can: as Twentieth Century Americans... For the genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world that is dead and gone, but in the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problems and current needs.
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Brennan, William Joseph, Jr. Speech at Georgetown University. Text and Teaching Symposium. 12 Oct. 1985. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. Speech.
Brennan, William Joseph, Jr. Quoted in Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints. Written by Lee J. Epstein and Thomas G. Walker. CQ Press, 1992.