Wednesday, March 02, 2005

 

Scalia = Scaliar

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's objection to the decision to ban the execution of minors misstates the majority opinion - "The basic premise of the court's argument - that American law should conform to the laws of the rest of the world" - which is not what Justice Kennedy wrote ("The opinion of the world community, while not controlling our outcome, does provide respected and significant confirmation for our own conclusions.")

Further, many Americans believe that the world should conform itself to our legal principles (the idea of spreading democracy abroad). Why should we only teach them, but not learn from them, when we clearly have something to learn?

The majority decision was based on changing standards at home. For Scalia to reject that reasoning and blame the decision on a clearly inaccurate description of what motivated the majority, is an illegitimate attempt to blame his defeat on a shopworn call to American nativism and fear of anything foreign simply because of its origin. He should - and certainly does - know better.
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