Letter of the Day (April 25): Truth and justices

  • Updated: April 24, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Supreme Court wants truth for your body, but not for your mind.


From left: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Robert, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Sonia Sotomayor applauded during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

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The April 23 roundup of matters before the U.S. Supreme Court indicates an odd irony on the subject of lying. On the one hand, the court is described as “highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns.” On the other hand, “justices voiced deep skepticism Monday about Coca-Cola’s Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4 percent apple and grape juice.”

Couldn’t we have the same standard of truth for political campaigns that we have for pomegranate juice?

John Sherman, Moorhead, Minn.

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