Courts aren’t supposed to be political, but file this one under politics because in the following quote by the recently deceased Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia, he makes mention of the “normal political process” – that is, he’s making a value judgement on a branch of government (legislative), and that isn’t the role of Supreme Court judges, who are merely supposed to interpret the Constitution. Therefore his comment was political. And worse than that it was bigoted, as indicated by the audible gasps in the courtroom upon saying these words – words widely condemned that generated thousands of words of retort in the days following (links below).
Here’s the audio itself, with the set up, aaaaand delivery:
Why Scalia’s ‘Racial Entitlement’ Quote Is Even Scarier Than You Think
In Voting Rights, Scalia Sees a “Racial Entitlement”
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JUSTICE SCALIA: The Voting Rights Act Is A ‘Racial Entitlement’