We’ve all been reading a lot of crushingly pessimistic stuff this semester. When it comes to solutions, we’ve framed the path to realizing them in two ways: (1) through the legal system (2) through democratic action.
But there is a third way. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia broached it last week at a Q&A session at Brooklyn Law School:
When another student asked, referring to Mr. Scalia’s originalism, “Why should society be bound by laws that were passed only by white male property owners,” he hesitated for a few seconds, longer than he had all evening. “That’s a reasonable position,” he smiled. “You people wanna make a revolt? Do it!”
(Photo by Stephen Masker via Wikimedia Commons)
The way things are going, people might accept his challenge.