Remembering The One Good Thing That Happened in 2016: Sayonara Scalia
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 8 months ago
It’s rare when I'm happy about the passing of anyone but I was ecstatic when Supreme Court Justice Anthony “there’s no more racism” Scalia passed on. And it makes me so glad to know one of my favorite journalistic writers basically wrote the same opening sentence without my prior knowledge. Greg Palast wrote a few reminders as to why Justice Scalia, a man who had no term limits in his trampling of the American constitution, was a pathetic excuse for a humanitarian.
“No man’s passing should be a source of joy. But neither should it be a source of false histories and false tears. Justice Scalia was a right wing warrior who never let the Constitution get in the way of a chance to tear the guts out of Americans’ rights.
His main legacy, knifing the Voting Rights Act and blessing the Jim Crow obstacle course created by bigoted, partisan voting officials. May he rest in peace. In the meantime, here’s a battlefield report about Justice Scalia from the voting rights war…”