Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Justice Alito: more dangerous than Scalia?

From Slate, Mark Stern on the more dangerous justice:
Long ago, Alito realized that anti-gay “religious liberty” was high on the religious right’s post-marriage equality agenda. And he’s already preparing for the coming constitutional showdown.....
As his Obergefell dissent demonstrated, Alito views marriage equality, and gay tolerance in general, as a threat to religious liberty. Now he has confirmed that he favors the right of groups and businesses to employ free speech as a sword, to use the Constitution to justify otherwise unlawful discrimination. The justice knows the battle over Obergefell is over. But the fight to give anti-gay Americans a special right to discriminate is just beginning—and Alito has already positioned himself to lead the charge.

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