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H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Scalia: America's Judicial Troll

Noted conservative intellectual and legal scholar, Antonin Scalia doesn't even understand his own earlier opinions.

There are three possible reasons why he screwed up this badly.

First, his clerks wrote it and he didn't bother to proof it rigorously.

Second, he's beginning to show signs of aging.

Third, he really doesn't give a damn about precedence, legal consistency or accuracy.  He's just happy to punch some hippies.

I suppose a fourth and more likely option is a combination of all three.

Can we - once and for all - stop referring to Scalia as being "an intelligent person with deeply held principles that I happen to disagree with"?

He's a hack.

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