He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
The Sermon on the Mount
With the impartiality of sun and rain, Supreme Court decisions take no account of whether individuals are evil or good, just or unjust. Under the Constitution, the hood has the same inalienable rights as the law-abiding citizen.
Last week the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that cleared the way for a new trial for a group of federal prisoners convicted of operating a narcotics ring. The most notable hood in the unwholesome crew...