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Grievance merchants

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia poses with his family in his chambers before court ceremonies on Friday September 26, 1986 in Washington, D.C. Pictured are, front row, from left: Margaret Jane; Justice Scalia, Christopher and Mary. In the back are, from left: Mrs. Scalia, Ann Forrest, Elizabeth, Matthew, Eugene, John and Paul. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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:

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:

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