This is a post about Justice Scalia, but Daniel McCarthy uses the opportunity to take a swipe at movement conservatism (what else is new) and a rather obtuse swipe at originalism. For this new iteration of Daniel McCarthy talk of nuance, thoughtfulness etc. is a synonym for moderation. But an honest examination of originalism leads to more, not less, radical outcomes. Below is my post which has not yet been approved. I can’t see why it would be censored, unless they are balking at my reference to natural born citizen, but that is a perfectly legit example.
There is too much reaction to the Obamacare ruling to cover it all so I’m just going to start this links thread. I will be adding many more links as time goes on. I encourage our readers to add interesting links in the comment section, and my fellow bloggers to add links to the post.
Was Roberts bullied into changing his vote? I don’t know if he was “bullied,” but the decision sure does look like it took politics into consideration.
There is much discussion on what Roberts legal mental gymnastics means for the Commerce Clause. See Slate.
Professor Knippenberg at First Things.
James Antle on “John Roberts’ Betrayal”
Here is Antle’s Obamacare Wrap-up.
Rod Dreher doesn’t get what conservatives are so upset about. I don’t get why The American Conservative doesn’t change it’s name.
And speaking of the misnamed American Conservative, Scott McConnell thinks the SCOTUS decision was just dandy.
And still more Antle.
Doug Bandow: Did Romney surrender?
Pat Buchanan on the scoundrel Roberts.
Many more to come…