- from Constitution
“No Constitution is the same on Paper and in Life.” That was written by Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania. He wrote the Constitution’s final draft. Morris meant that words on paper do not change, but life does. The world changes.
For example, the framers couldn’t imagine television or the Internet. How should freedom of the press work for those media? The nine justices of the Supreme Court have the job of interpreting the Constitution in a changing world. They decide if acts of Congress and the president are allowed by the Constitution. This is called judicial review.