Thursday, June 28, 2007

Irony Lives

Who says we're living in the post-ironic era? Irony is alive and well and enjoys a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. We're living in "a new constitutional era," the post-Supremes era. Sadly, the Sub-premes won't be one hit wonders.

What to say about this week's Court decisions? Luckily, Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlan said it all today for The American Constitution Society, commenting on the Roberts Court:
[T]his term we saw the Court announce the first amendment applies to corporations, in the Wisconsin Right to Life case, but not to students, in the Bong Hits 4 Jesus case. We saw the court announce that we should be deferential to state trial judges in criminal cases but not to democratically-elected local school boards in the schools cases. So if this is the birth of a new constitutional era, all I say is what an ugly baby.
Johnny, you're doing a heck of a job.

[h/t Crooks and Liars]

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