In Dicta

Monday, June 27, 2005

Quote of the Day

"What distinguishes the rule of law from the dictatorship of a shifting Supreme Court majority is the absolutely indispensable requirement that judicial opinions be grounded in consistently applied principle. That is what prevents judges from ruling now this way, now that thumbs up or thumbs down as their personal preferences dictate. Today's opinion forthrightly (or actually, somewhat less than forthrightly) admits that it does not rest upon consistently applied principle." --No. 03-1693, McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties Union of Ky. (SCALIA, J., dissenting).

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