In a 5-4 decision that justice Breyer declares “threatens the promise of Brown”, the Roberts court has blocked school integration plans in Seattle and Kentucky.
I’ve been holding out hope that Chief Justice Roberts was not one of the circular logic jerkoff lawyers the adminstration is crawling with.
You know, like David Addington, who actually argued that Cheney was not in the executive branch, or Alberto Gonzales, who declared that there’s no affirmative right of Habeas Corpus in the constitution, or John Yoo who redefined torture to mean anything other than the cruel despicable acts we inflict on detainees, and which for centuries have been understood as torture, whether practiced by the Soviets or the Cambodians or the Nazis or Torquemada.
I really thought maybe we’d gotten lucky with Roberts. Alito is clearly an asshole. But Roberts seemed just smart enough, perhaps just kind enough to make us proud, even in disagreement.
Then came today’s decision. Primo, Grade-A Bush Shit:
“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race,” Roberts reasoned, “is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”
So there you have it. Integration isn’t a measure to combat discrimination. It is discrimination. Why didn’t George Wallace think of that?
I think even Orwell might be shocked.