Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for March 15, 2013
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling JUDGE SCALIA This Week: "Legislative Soul Search!" Two-Fisted Tales of the Justice of ACTION -- NOT Activism Judge Scalia arrives as the Justices discuss a case - CRASH Judge #1: Maybe we should look at the history of how the law was passed... Judge #2: JUDGE SCALIA! Judge Scalia: Fool! Legislative history has no place in judicial review! We interpret the WORDS of the STATUTE! POW Judge: B-but we're deciding whether to strike down the Voting Rights Act! Judge Scalia: Ah, a "racial entitlement"? That's totally different! Judge: So we SHOULD review the debates and writings of Congress? Judge Scalia: More than THAT, you buffoon! The process has begun. The ethereal form of Judge Scalia leaves his body and goes on an excursion into the psychic dimension. H enters the very souls of those senators who voted 98-0 to renew the Voting Rights Act in 2006. Judge: He's BACK! Judge Scalia: We must strike down the Voting Rights Act! Congress only renewed it because they feared voter fallout if they opposed it! Judge: So the political process was tainted...by POLITICS? Judge Scalia: Precisely! And THAT'S when the court must step in and right that wrong! THE END JUDGE SCALIA on JUDGING: What is the Supreme Court's role if not to protect the minority? Of course, by "minority," I mean that minority of states with histories of voter suppression.
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