Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Legacy is Secured

[Other posts in the series:

Blog and Media Roundup

Reaction to Justice Thomas' concurrence

Reaction to Justice Breyer's dissent

Reaction to C.J. Roberts' opinion

Reaction to Justice Stevens' dissent

Reaction to Justice Kennedy's controlling concurrence

Opening thoughts (Parts I and II)]

Breaking: The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, has struck down voluntary school integration plans as unconstitutional. Roberts for the majority, Kennedy and Thomas concurring, Breyer and Stevens dissenting. Congratulations, Johnnie boy, you've got your legacy, and insured my employment for decades to come. And all you had to do was rip the beating heart out of Brown v. Board to do it ("Indiana Roberts and the Supreme Court of Doom").

I literally nearly put a hole through a wall when I read this. I'll be posting throughout the day as the decisions become available. Hopefully Kennedy's concurrence will be a limiting factor, but I don't see how.


In a New York Minute everything can change
In a New York Minute it can get pretty strange
In a New York Minute everything can change
In New York Minute
Lying here in the darkness, hear the sirens wail
Somebody's going to Emergency, somebody's going to jail
You find somebody to love in the world you better hang on to them, man
The wolf is always at the door.

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