This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case on the 1965 Voting Rights Act that, by all indications, the conservatives on the bench are poised to strike down despite a unanimous vote in the Senate in 2006 to renew the Act.
During the proceedings, Justice Antonin Scalia said:
And this last enactment, not a single vote in the Senate against it. And the House is pretty much the same. Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement. It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.
In true conservative form, not only does Scalia think the Voting Rights Act turns the act of voting into a "racial entitlement", but the fact that there is overwhelming bi-partisan for it in congress does not actually illustrate its necessity, it somehow proves the Act is no longer necessary.
Antonin Scalia is a terrible Supreme Court Justice.