Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Scalia: SCotUS shouldn't decide moral issues

But that won't stop him from doing so when given the opportunity.
Scalia said he was saddened to see the Supreme Court deciding moral issues not addressed in the Constitution, such as abortion, gay rights and the death penalty. He said such questions should be settled by Congress or state legislatures beholden to the people.

"I am questioning the propriety -- indeed, the sanity -- of having a value-laden decision such as this made for the entire society ... by unelected judges," he said. [CNN]

In all fairness, Scalia doesn't think Supremes like him are deciding to impose conservative religious views, they're just ruling to allow others to enact religious based legislation to force compliance on non-adherents.

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