Thursday, June 26, 2003

As Justice Scalia asks, where, O where, is our iron-bound determination to hold to stare decisis now?

The word, folks, is "hypocrites." Actually, the correct phrase is "results-driven ideologues." Slaughtering babies in utero is ok, because we once said it was; prohibiting consensual sodomy is not, even though we (more recently) said it was.

The law was silly, and possibly morally wrong (possibly not -- there's an interesting balancing at work in such things); but it was, and has been, constitutional -- until, that is, six of our philosopher kings decided they didn't like it any more.

Like Paul Cella, I begin to feel an alien in my own land.

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