The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has received hosannas from all directions. Here, Victor Goode considers his right-wing cred, his “originalist” read of the Constitution, and his hypocrisy on the bench.
The Supreme Court heard a retread of the landmark affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin yesterday. The whole court's view is still unclear, but folks are really not happy with Justice Scalia's take on it.
The prospects for the pro-affirmative action plaintiffs in Tuesday's Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Supreme Court case were never terribly promising. And the oral arguments yesterday did little to challenge that notion.