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"The powerful man who matches insolence with glibness is worse than a fool. He is a public danger."

What bothers me about Scalia is less his strongly held views than his blindness to his own inconsistencies. He has no problem with overruling Congress’s Voting Rights Act or its limits on campaign contributions (in Citizens United). This Supreme Court has been more activist than any we have seen in decades, but Scalia regards it as a usurping power only when the vote doesn’t go his way.
Robin Bates on Antonin Scalia and his alter ego, Pentheus from The Bacchae.

June 30, 2015 in Current Affairs | Permalink

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