Friday, June 29, 2012

Campos on Scalia: "a pompous celebrant of his own virtue and rectitude"


Earlier this week, Justice Antonin Scalia dissented in part in Arizona v. United States, stating that he would uphold S.B. 1070 in its entirety as states unquestionably have the sovereign power to regulate migration into the state.  Among the critics of Justice Scalia's opinion is University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos, who said in a Salon commentary that Scalia sounds more like a right-wing radio host than a Supreme Court justice. Campos writes:

“Scalia, who 25 years ago had a certain gift for pointing out the blindness and hypocrisy of certain versions of limousine liberalism, has in his old age become an increasingly intolerant and intolerable blowhard: a pompous celebrant of his own virtue and rectitude, a purveyor of intemperate jeremiads against the degeneracy of the age, and now an author of hysterical diatribes against foreign invaders, who threaten all that is holy." (emphasis added).

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