Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Scalia Deflation

One of the many infuriating things about Justice Scalia is his seeming inability to imagine that some of the complaints that come before him are legitimate. In Bowers vs. Hardwick, for example, he dismissed the complaint that the police don't have the right to come into your bedroom and arrest you for having consensual sex by claiming, almost oddly, that the Constitution doesn't protect homosexual sex. The sex was not the principal complaint - the police state tactics were.

Scalia's antagonism to the notion of a right to privacy is also well-known; and here he is getting upset that people are publishing all the information about him that really should be, er, private.

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