Tuesday, December 11, 2012

If Antonin Scalia Has His Way

Justice Scalia tells a Princeton University student what he really thinks. Reductio ad absurdum?Mr. Scalia's record is reality reduced to absurdity writ large. See Dan Milbank in the Washington Post. Glad that he's only three votes out of nine (how many times, ask yourself, have Thomas or Alito disagreed with Nino on anything?).


Quoting from Milbank's piece:

"The Supreme Court’s announcement Friday that it will take up gay marriage is more than a chance for the justices to recognize the emerging national consensus in support of gay rights.
It is a chance for them to overrule the medieval views of Antonin Scalia.

"As if in response to the court’s announcement, the acid-tongued justice visited Princeton University late Monday and reiterated his opinion, expressed in a 2003 dissent, that a law banning sodomy is on par with laws forbidding bestiality or murder.
'If we cannot have moral feelings against or objections to homosexuality, can we have it against anything?' Scalia said when a gay undergraduate pressed him on his views in support of anti-sodomy laws. He defended his noxious comparison: 'I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective.'"

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