The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - Wm. Blake

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Run, don't walk, to read William Saletan's devastating piece on Alito's Casey opinion. The headline - "Why does Judge Alito treat women like girls?" is strong enough, but the actual article completely blows Alito away. The fundamental point isn't simply that Alito's opinion treats wives the same way it treats minors (although it does); the point is that Alito cherrypicks from previous SC decisions to justify his position, while ignoring the substantial facts of those decisions. Doesn't get much more activist than that.

I've bitched (a lot) about Saletan in the past, and I find his take on the abortion issue frustrating, but he hits this one out of the park.


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