Judge not, lest something or other

Draft of 2005.11.16 ☛ 2015.03.27

May include: politics&c.

A bit of detail on Alito from NathanNewman.org:

You can be against judicial action to override the democratic will of the people—as I am—and still recognize that where legislatures cease to reflect that will, courts have a reasonable role in stopping elite minorities from manipulating voting rules to establish a tyranny over the majority

But Alito’s supposed deference to the elected branches isn’t about deference to democracy, but deference to the racist power of states in our history to oppress majority power—which is what makes his professed hostility to affirmative action and federal power and his decisions against plaintiffs making claims of discrimination even more disturbing.

(Via Alas, a Blog.)