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Crazy Sammy’s House of Neoconfederacy

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Because nothing in contemporary American politics is ever subtle, the week in which Sam Alito’s hobby of hanging seditionist flags was revealed is also the week the Supreme Court upheld South Carolina’s racial gerrymander. And of course the Chief handed the case to his most trusted lieutenant on issues of race and voting rights:

Alito — who believed that Princeton should not accept female matriculants in the 70s and highlighting this when applying to government jobs in the 80s — also accuses Kagan of misconstruing an opinion that she wrote:

And, as Kagan notes, Alito dissented in that case and makes the same arguments here without admitting that he’s overruling the precedent:

It does no immediate good, of course, but Kagan’s dissent is excellent:

Given the facts here, for all intents and purposes racial gerrymandering — or at least any racial gerrymandering that helps the Republican Party — is now constitutional:

I assume Alito has a third home flying a Confederate flag. Meanwhile, Thomas had an even more insane concurrence, but we’ll leave that to another post.

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