Monday, May 24, 2010

Justice Scalia explains the rule of law

The LA Times reports on the Supreme Court's latest affirmative action case:
Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at the court Monday, said he and his colleagues were applying the civil-rights laws as written by Congress, not necessarily as he and others thought it should be written.    . . . .

In Monday's opinion, Scalia acknowledged this law created "practical problems for employers" and could "produce puzzling results." He concluded, however, "it is a problem for Congress, not one that federal courts can fix."
If you are making decisions about what to do, you should be able to trust that the laws, as written, can guide your choices and, if you follow the law, then the law will protect you. The left, by contrast, thinks that courts should be able to re-write laws on a whim.

PREVIOUSLY on the Obama and the rule of law:
Obama administration overturns rule of law on immigration
The end of the rule of law
Obama and the rule of law
The AP mis-understands the rule of law

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