Mr. Trump then issued a harsh rebuttal tweet directed at the Prime Minister saying: “@Theresa_May, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine in America without the British. In fact, I’m going to BAN YOU ALL from coming to the United States again, starting right now!”
The interpretation of the law changes slowly with good reason: predictability is one of the most important values which a system of law (rather than ad-hoc rulings) provides to society. There is every reason that court rulings should take precedent, all the way back to the Constitution and even before, into careful account. But there is no reason to privilege this one aspect of precedent above all others, or to raise the wisdom of our imagined version of specific historical figures among all others.