The head of the National Federation of the Blind says the federal judge who ordered that U.S. paper currency be changed to accommodate the blind was wrong. Marc Maurer writes in USA Today that Judge James Robertson’s ruling that currency discriminates against blind people is untrue, saying blind people are not barred from spending money, and in fact have ways of using it effectively.
Maurer says the cost to society of changing currency would be much greater than the benefit to the blind. And he says that the idea, “implies that we can’t look out for our own best interests and are generally helpless and incompetent.”
It is, however, as good an example of over the top judicial activism, as one may find today.