#SCOTUS: Justice Scalia Smacks Down the Majority in his Dissent

#SCOTUS: Justice Scalia Smacks Down the Majority in his Dissent

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in support of the legal travesty known as the Affordable Care Act found me driving in my car, listening to the radio as I heard the report on King v. Burwell. The air inside my little green Beetle turned blue, as I used language I typically do not use. A sailor would’ve approved.

Justice Antonin Scalia, writing in his dissent, ripped into the court ruling, but used language much more elegant than I. He burned the majority, and his comments were glorious.

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Justice Antonin Scalia

Ouch. That’ll leave a mark. SCOTUScare. A true keeper.

He wasn’t done.

And this:

Then this biting conclusion.

While Chief Justice John Roberts and the court majority once again affirmed a flawed law, Scalia took no prisoners in castigating the majority. And this wasn’t the only time he has refused to suffer fools. Witness him schooling Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2011 for her misapplication of the 14th Amendment.

Then again, what else would you expect from the guy who wore a replica of Thomas More’s hat at Obama’s inauguration in 2013?

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Matthew Schmitz, writing at the journal First Things, wondered if wearing the hat of the martyred 16th century English jurist was a form of silent protest.

Wearing the cap of a statesman who defended liberty of church and integrity of Christian conscience to the inauguration of a president whose policies have imperiled both: Make of it what you will.

I’m fully expecting to hear that SCOTUS will be making gay marriage the law of the land in the next day, or maybe next week. For whatever it will be worth, at least I can derive some small comfort knowing that on the Supreme Court there sits a justice who champions freedom of religion. I hope he wears that hat as he writes his dissent.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

4 Comments
  • GWB says:

    And *NOW* we have reached “peak leftism”.

    At least one SCOTUS justice I’m willing to shelter in my house when folks have to flee DC at the sound of marching boots. Maybe two or three.

  • Glynne1964 says:

    I’m so sick of the Supreme Court making laws! That is NOT THEIR JOB!!!
    Also seeing Diane Feinstein’s ugly mug in this article made me want to be violently ill! If it weren’t for all the brain-dead liberals in southern CA that crazy 8itch would out of a job!!

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