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Squeals of Pride & Pique at Georgetown

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 18, 2003

Every abortionist's favorite Jesuit Fr. Robert Drinan, S.J., keeps the NCR subscribers happy with a characteristically weighty column in favor of the Supreme Court's decision on the Texas Sodomy Case.

It is interesting to note that a practicing Catholic, Justice Anthony Kennedy, wrote the sweeping decision that conferred new rights on gays while another Catholic, Justice Antonin Scalia, excoriated the majority in terms that have no shadow of balance or judicial restraint.

Beautiful, just beautiful. Note that judicial restraint means not what you thought it meant -- principled adherence to the limits set by antecedent court decisions -- but a literary tone of sober impassiveness characteristic of 19th-century judges. The "sweeping decision" doesn't bother Brer Bob (considering what it swept away), it's Scalia's prose style that rattles his cage.

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  • Posted by: ILM - Jul. 24, 2003 6:41 AM ET USA

    Would someone put Diogenes' comments in English for me.