Pure, legal, applesauce!
Justice Scalia is
Left in the dark–
Lacking foundation, he
Treats legal molehills with
Mountains of snark.
As dog is my wetness, I love Antonin Scalia. I mean, in a supreme court dissent, he uses the term “jiggery-pokery”, and calls the view of six of his colleagues “pure applesauce”.
Remember how the majority of same-sex-marriage cases cited his Windsor dissent in their arguments? (I wrote Scalia a sepielle about it here.) Roberts did the same thing this time, citing Scalia at least twice (I’ll have to read it again) to argue that the court is obliged to look at the whole law, and not quibble over a single phrase taken out of context.
So what we end up with is… Scalia arguing against Scalia. A supreme snarkfest.
I love the sound of Scalia in dissent. It sounds like… victory.