Scalia: ‘A Threat To American Democracy’
Antonin Scalia’s dissent in the gay marriage decision was scathing.
…Scalia, a conservative rock on the court since 1986, wrote his own stinging rejoinder calling the decision a ‘threat to American democracy’ – and snarking about gay ‘pride.’
‘Hubris is sometimes defined as o’erweening pride; and pride, we know, goeth before a fall,’ he wrote. ‘With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them – with each decision that is unabashedly not based on law, but on the “reasoned judgment” of a bare majority of this Court – we move one step closer.’
Scalia, whose dissenting language on Obamacare provided pundits with endless quatables just one day ago, wrote that he ‘would hide my head in a bag’ if he were ever compelled to agree with Kennedy’s decision given its florid language and emphasis on ‘intimacy’ and ‘spirituality.’
‘The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie,’ he insisted