Posts tagged Antonin Scalia
Posts tagged Antonin Scalia
I don’t care if it’s music, comedy, or both — you think they suck, you think your conversation is more important than someone trying to share something with you and the audience, you just HAVE to tell your BFF and the rest of the clique the BIGGEST NEWS EVER — I don’t give a shit.
Take it the fuck outside. Otherwise, you’re rude and I hold you in the same esteem as people who rip farts in elevators and Antonin Scalia. He probably dissents like a dick at open mics too.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, advising students during a speaking engagement at the University of Wyoming Law School in October 2012 that they should avoid “frill courses” during their time in school. (Source: Above the Law)
1. This explains a lot about that bitter old bastard.
2. Because the law affects nothing else, amirite?
Because if we take “law and anything,” we might try to understand the ways “law” affects the “anything,” then that might change into action based on that understanding, and shit — those not old white men people might start getting all uppity and thinking they deserve things like rights.
Scalia has a dream. One day, he shall not be judged on the content of his character, but solely on the color of his skin.
Jim Morin in The Miami Herald, Feb. 28
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, discussing Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in oral arguments for Shelby County v. Holder, Feb. 27, 2013.
Why does this matter?
As Suevon Lee explains Aug. 30, 2012 for ProPublica: “A single provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been playing a key role on the election front this year. Section 5 has blocked photo voter-ID laws, prohibited reduced early-voting periods in parts of Florida and just Tuesday barred new redistricting maps in Texas. It’s the reason South Carolina is in federal court this week to try to convince a three-judge panel its photo voter-ID law will not disenfranchise minorities. It’s the reason that Texas went to trial on the same issue last month — and on Thursday, lost.
Not surprisingly, then, Section 5 is increasingly the target of attack by those who say it is outdated, discriminatory against Southern states and unconstitutional.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor smacked down the idea that Section 5 was a racial entitlement, and reminded us all that the right to vote is just that — a right, not a racial entitlement, no matter how desperately some jurisdictions and justices may want to reverse that fact.
Justice Antonin Scalia, oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, Feb. 27, 2013.
Maybe Scalia should talk to the members of the GOP who voted against the Violence Against Women Act. That’s got a wonderful name. Who’s going to vote against that?