California Forum

June 30, 2013

Stuart Leavenworth: Court rulings reflect how quickly societal attitudes can shift

One measure of a healthy society is its capacity to embrace change. History is replete with struggles between enforcers of the status quo and those rebelling against it. The forces of stasis are powerful, and sometimes their caution has merit. But often we are surprised by how quickly attitudes can shift, technology can transform and antiquated dictates and dictators can be taken down.

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