Liberals have accused Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia of being the court’s resident bully, but when two liberal female Suprem Court Justices–Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan–this week tried to browbeat Scalia and lawyers arguing against the Voting Rights Act’s Section 5 pre-clearance requirement, the mainstream media hailed their efforts. […]
Scalia said there were “certain districts in the House that are black districts by law just about now” and even the Virginia Senators “have no interest in voting against this” because they would lose votes “if they do not reenact the Voting Rights Act.”
“Even the name of it is wonderful: The Voting Rights Act,” Scalia said. “Who is going to vote against that in the future?”
Sotomayor was not having any of it.
Sotomayor, as a liberal Washington Post columnist noted, “allowed the lawyer for the Alabama county seeking to overturn the law to get just four sentences into his argument before interrupting him. ”