Thursday, September 11, 2014


Via Scott Lemiuex at Lawyers, Guns and Money, the money quote from the Supreme Court majority opinion in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette more than 60 years ago:

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.
They sure occur constantly to Nino Scalia and his fellow freakazoid corporatists fouling the seats where honest jurists once worked.

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