In Monday's debate between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, the "independent" Brown was asked who is his favorite Supreme Court Justice. His answer: Antonin Scalia.
Scalia arguing that the Constitution does not bar gender discrimination:
Leave it to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to argue that the Constitution does not, in fact, bar sex discrimination.Pick your issue. Scalia is so wrong and so inflammatory on so many issues, that you can take your pick as the one to make Brown answer for.
Even though the court has said for decades that the equal-protection clause protects women (and, for that matter, men) from sex discrimination, the outspoken, controversial Scalia claimed late last week that women's equality is entirely up to the political branches. "If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex," he told an audience at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, "you have legislatures."
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