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Letter: It’s the Supreme Court’s duty to interpret our laws

Let the court interpret law

Tell me it is not true. We have a sheriff who believes that he has the authority to interpret the Constitution of the United States for the rest of us? Come now, I thought that was the duty of the Supreme Court of the United States. Perhaps our good sheriff has taken over Douglas County and is implementing a tyrannical government!

Much can be said about the Second Amendment. Without delivering a social studies lesson, the Supreme Court has ruled many times on the issue of gun rights. Any astute high school student can research those rulings and understand that there are many sides to, what otherwise, is a complex issue. I choose to respect the laws of the United States of America and trust in the legitimate legal process to create, interpret and execute such laws. Might I suggest that Mr. John Hanlin do likewise.

We are not living in the Wild, Wild West. Maybe the sheriff should get out of Dodge.

David Neat

Roseburg



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The News-Review Updated Feb 15, 2013 04:35PM Published Jan 28, 2013 09:34AM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.