E.J. Dionne Jr. wrote a great column about yesterdayâ€™s Supreme Court decision striking down D.C.â€™s gun regulations which I have already seen in the Washington Post, the New Republic and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It was one of two asinine decisions handed down yesterday by our conservative Supreme Court:
â€œThe courtâ€™s five most conservative members have demonstrated that for all of Justice Antonin Scaliaâ€™s talk about â€˜originalismâ€™ as a coherent constitutional doctrine, those on the judicial right regularly succumb to the temptation to legislate from the bench. They fall in line behind whatever fashions political conservatism is promoting.
â€œConservative justices claim that they defer to local authority. Not in this case. They insist that political questions should be decided by elected officials. Not in this case. They argue that they pay careful attention to the precise words of the Constitution. Not in this case.â€ Read More>