Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

In Which Antonin Scalia Sets Out to Completely Break My Spirit, and Succeeds

with 3 comments

Today’s hearing on the Voting Rights Act featured some of Scalia’s most breathtaking anti-textualist and ad-hoc reasoning ever. The argument is literally that the Supreme Court is tasked to strike down popular laws because otherwise they’ll be continually reauthorized in perpetuity because people want them. Like the Founders intended!

Just astounding.

More here and here. My sole consolation here is @studentactivism’s shocking discovery that Scalia’s entire term on the Supreme Court is null and void by the well-known Constitutional principle that it doesn’t count if it was unanimous. Article 1. Look it up.

Written by gerrycanavan

February 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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  1. Be a long time before another 100..zip SCOTUS nominee.

    Doug

    February 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  2. That’s not the argument, but he’s certainly a jerk.

    SD

    February 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

  3. THE VALET (holding him back) : Where are you going?
    THE GOVERNOR (with a martial air): To stamp out the Blacks!
    ( The Negroes below shrug their shoulders in unison. )

    Ethan

    February 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm


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