THE NEW YORK TIMES’ EDITORS think that the phrase “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is in the Constitution. But then, they believe many things that are demonstrably untrue.

UPDATE: More questions about the NYT’s constitutional scholarship.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Further thoughts here: “So, when you spend a great deal of time touting your authority based on the unique advantages of editors, the question must be asked, who reviews the views and claims of the editors?” And the suggestion that they bring in Randy Barnett as a tutor — boy, he’ll be awfully busy if everyone accepts the blogosphere’s recommendations where he’s concerned!

MORE: “Oy vey.”