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Your eyes are not deceiving you. My title begins with the name of a prominent conservative commentator, now offering op eds at The New York Times. After the colon? That is the title of his Times piece today And he is applying it to two of the highest profile cases before the U. S. Supreme Court this term, the just released decision on the Voting Rights Act, and the forthcoming decision in the Ricci case on affirmative action.
Take this op ed. Print it out and save it electronically, because it makes clear how activist the conservative members of SCOTUS can be when it suits them, and as Ponnoru notes, this is especially true on matters of race. I know I will be using this column in teaching my Advanced Placement students this forthcoming year.
Come below the fold for just a few examples of what Ponnuru says, followed by a few additional thoughts of my own.