Putting Words in Scalia’s Mouth

Ann Woolner at Bloomberg is furious with Antonin Scalia’s position that the U.S. constitution does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender.

But it seems to me, after reading through the interview that instigated Mrs. Woolner’s ire, that Scalia isn’t guilty of much.  He explains very thoroughly that one does not need backing from the constitution to mandate gender equality, and it doesn’t seem like the justice is eager for the U.S. to return to an era of gender inequality.  All the justice is saying is that his duty is to interpret the constitution.  If he believes the constitution is flawed, it is not his place to change it by fiat.

Woolner’s claims that Scalia thinks she is some sort of subhuman don’t seem very well substantiated.

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