Saturday, March 02, 2013

On Scalia and the Voting Rights Act

One of my friends posted this on her FB:

From Melissa Harris-Perry's open letter to Scalia:

"Here is what you miss, Justice Scalia. A great thing occurred in the 1860s when Congress had to grapple with how to include the formerly enslaved within the circle of citizenship. That effort led Congress to articulate due process, equal protection, and a federally protected right to vote. Those pillars of citizenship apply to all. 
It is the opposite of a special entitlement."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you didn't watch Rachel Maddow's interview on The Daily Show last week, you totally should. She says it was obvious in the courtroom that Scalia is just a troll saying these things because he enjoys seeing the reaction in the courtroom. It makes sense.