Justice Scalia: Who Are We To Decide On a Law’s Constitutionality?

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Justice Antonin Scalia wrote an angry dissent against the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling Wednesday which struck down the core of the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits.

“Who are we, mere justices of the United States Supreme Court, to dare weigh in on the constitutionality of a law which was passed by Congress and by extension, the people. It’s simply insane that we should be able to do such a thing. Laws are passed, fair and square, and we have absolutely no right to evaluate those. It’s the height of arrogance for us to assume we have the power to do something like this!”

He ended his statement with something that sounded like “argle-bargle”, which is typically the sound that the Hamburglar makes.

Scalia had no comment when asked, “Can you tell us what it is exactly that you actually do around here?

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