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    :: Monday, June 22, 2009 ::
    Northwest Austin: ThomasMania

    After today's Northwest Austin decision on the constitutionality of the Sec. 5 of the Voting Right's Act under the enforcement provision of the 15th Amendment -- or rather, not on the constitutionality of the Sec. 5 of the Voting Right's Act under the enforcement provision of the 15th Amendment, since the Court decided 8-1 to shrink from going there -- I open Blogger today in great depression to speculate that there is in fact only one conservative on the Court today ("most activist Supreme Court in history," ma fesse -- this Court wouldn't overturn a rock to find water in a desert), and that it is Justice Thomas.

    Many decisions worth commenting on are coming down right now, but I am currently crashing on an essay about education and the Constitution, and so will not be able to comment fully, if at all.

    This is awkward for me, because on the off-chance that I have any readers, I owe it to them to comment case by case, and also because this essay is about the constitutional position of home-schooling, yet I am becoming increasingly convinced of the view of public schooling in America expressed -- solely -- by Justice Thomas in the Bong Hits case. Perhaps this helps, more than it hurts, any possible theory concerning home-schooling, but my larger point today is: I do not understand why Truth-Tellers on the Court are like Vampire-Slayers in the Buffyverse -- only one at a time.

    :: David M. Wagner 4:41 PM [+] ::

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