During Supreme Court Hearings on the Voting Rights Act, Justice Scalia Signals Alliance with Neo-Confederate Movement

Scalia at the inauguration wearing his wife’s hat
During a hearing on the Voting Rights Act at the Supreme Court yesterday, Justice Antonin Scalia, who was last seen in public at Pres. Obama’s inauguration wearing one of his wife’s hats, unmasked himself as a reliable ally to the neo-Confederate movement sweeping the nation.

When confronted with the fact that the Senate had reauthorized the Act unanimously in 2006, at a time when Republicans controlled the White House and the Congress, Scalia opined that members of Congress — presumably including neo-Confederates in the Senate — voted for the reauthorization because they were intimidated by political correctness. Therefore, Scalia suggested, it was proper and fitting for right wingers on the Court to over-rule them:

“I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Scalia said. “Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes … This is not the kind of a question you can leave to Congress. There are certain districts in the House that are black districts by law just about now.”

The conservative justices seemed to have the votes to strike the provision down.

There were audible gasps in the court when Scalia made this clearly racist statement from the bench. It is breathtaking that Scalia would suggest that voting is an entitlement, not a right, and that a unanimous vote in the Senate — which happen about as frequently as men wear women’s hat at official functions — is a dangerous thing that requires Supreme Court action.

Reacting to Scalia’s ugly comment, Michael Moore spoke for millions when he tweeted, “Memo to Tarantino prop dept: Please send one of those poorly sewn hoods from Django to Justice Scalia. Make sure it matches his robes.”

Just make sure the hood fits over Scalia’s wife’s hat.


  • Calgal
    February 28, 2013 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Jon, his hat is a replica of St. Thomas More’s hat, who died a “martyr” in 1535. Given Scalia’s narcissism, temper, bigotry, and arrogance, I am sure he believed it to be fitting. Your choice is equally appropriate, but I would add that a dunce cap is also a good choice. The issue isn’t racial entitlement, it is perpetuation of citizen entitlement, i.e., preserving the right to vote. For everyone. If our Justice wants to eliminate that concept with his half-witted remark, we need to find many ways to remind him.

  • March 2, 2013 - 11:52 am | Permalink

    Scalia is a illuminati member. I am sure he thinks he has earned the hat…I agree he needs a dunce hat as he is not the least illunmated and certainly is not enlightened. He is an asshole.

  • March 4, 2013 - 9:48 pm | Permalink

    As an AA I am applaud at the five Justices who still believe that i am not a citizen of these US. A citizen whose great-great-grandparents were slaves and whose father was treated as one 1939 the year i was born. AA are not returning to slavery, non-voters, non-citizens because we built most of this country under the guns of the white man. 2013-we will continue to march for our rights. Vote and not stand in line for even 2 hours. Not be controlled by evil men such Thomas, Scalia, Roberts and others just to spite President Obama and His re-election. Shame! Shame! on you old hateful men!!

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