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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 10:57 pm, Tue Nov 4, 2014.

In the American system of government, nothing is more important than individual rights. They are, as legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin explained, “trumps,” and therefore outweigh all competing considerations. But rights are not the only considerations that need to be taken into account. Other important principles also apply.

Among those, keeping government small, open and accountable surely ranks near the top. That is why the Supreme Court ought to rule against Virginia in a case it heard recently.

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