The late Antonin Scalia writing an angry letter to the University of Virginia rejecting any of their honors because two of his sons did not get the admissions to the university to which they had an inalienable entitlement (although one of them was dumb enough that his rejection was OK apparently) is pretty much contemporary American conservatism in a nutshell:
This is bizarre for so many reasons. But I’m really struck by the fact that three of Scalia’s children were rejected by UVA, but Scalia told the university that he thought only two of them were mistreated.
Imagine being the Scalia kid that dad thought UVA was right to reject. https://t.co/nnxg5R4JNf— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) May 12, 2021
Look, Scalia just believed in objective merit to determine admissions into higher education in Virginia,* not nepotism.
*Offer void if you are of what Antonin Scalia considers to be an educationally inappropriate gender.
…as U.N. observes in comments, an excellent reason to pre-order Adam’s book:
The justice who referred to the Voting Rights Act as a “racial entitlement” thought his children were automatically entitled to admission at UVA https://t.co/9PMRaQmwbl— Adam Serwer 🍝 (@AdamSerwer) May 12, 2021