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Scott Brown talks about his model justice.
Does Scott Brown agree with his model Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, on these opinions he offered at an American Enterprise Institute event this week?
“The death penalty? Give me a break. It’s easy. Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion,” he said. “Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state.” [...]

It takes a special kind of man to shrug off challenges to death penalty and abortion restrictions with nary a care in the world about how his interpretations of text might affect real human lives, and to use the phrase “homosexual sodomy” in 2012. Give him this though: He’s consistent, down to his language. In 2003, when the Supreme Court struck down Texas sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas, paving the way for a more widespread dissolution of similar statutes in other states, Scalia wrote the dissenting opinion. At the time, he argued that “nowhere does the Court’s opinion declare that homosexual sodomy is a ‘fundamental right,’” adding, “It is clear from this that the Court has taken sides in the culture war, departing from its role of assuring, as neutral observer, that the democratic rules of engagement are observed. Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, as scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children’s schools, or as boarders in their home. They view this as protecting themselves and their families from a lifestyle that they believe to be immoral and destructive.”

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That dissent from Scalia has been around for a decade, so Brown can hardly claim ignorance of Scalia's extremism. Not just on "homosexual sodomy" but also on choice, which Brown continues to insist, despite all evidence to the contrary, he supports.

It's about time the traditional media stop asking about Elizabeth Warren's heritage, and start asking about Scott Brown's real ideology.

Please donate $3 to Elizabeth Warren on ActBlue.


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Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 10:01 AM PDT.

Also republished by Massachusetts Kosmopolitans, Pro Choice, and Daily Kos.

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