Thursday, June 28, 2007

Court Watch, pt. 2

The Court issued another 5-4 ruling today which will make it difficult for public school systems to take measures to preserve racial diversity. Segregation, here we come. Again.

An interesting side-story: Scalia, now drunk with power and most likely cranky that he is not chief justice, is taking potshots at Roberts. As I mentioned in an earlier post, when the court neutered MacCain-Feingold, Roberts language was restrained and pious, arguing that his real concern was the preservation of the first amendment. Scalia, in a separate opinion, accused Roberts of being a phoney who was exercising "faux judicial modesty," saying that Roberts should have just come right out and said he aimed to overturn the law. Can you believe it? Scalia said something that I agree with!

The word fascist understandably gets tossed around quite a bit these days, but Scalia's dad actually was one. He received his doctorate at the Casa Italiano at Columbia in the 30's, and at that time you had to swear an oath to Mussolini in order to attend.