In supporting the lawsuit claiming that the Constitution compels Congress to give Senate and House seats to the District, Benjamin Wittes lines up with able lawyers and an imaginative law professor [op-ed, July 12].
The question isn't, as Mr. Wittes makes it, one of weighing the precedents that might support the claim and the ones that don't. The question is threefold: (1) Does anyone seriously expect the Senate and House to give us seats? (2) If not, wouldn't it be wrong for a court to order the unimaginable? (3) Give that much, and given how actuely our government needs improvement, isn't this suit an unwise distraction from focusing on feasible steps?
Roy A. Schotland