Tuesday, January 5, 2016

“God has been good to us”: Justice Scalia walks all over First Amendment by claiming government can promote religion - Salon.com

“God has been good to us”: Justice Scalia walks all over First Amendment by claiming government can promote religion - Salon.comU.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a speech in Louisiana over the weekend in which he reaffirmed the suspicion that he doesn’t understand – or willfully ignores – the First Amendment of the Constitution. Speaking at a local Catholic high school, Scalia argued that there’s “no place” in our constitutional tradition for the principle that government ought to be neutral with respect to religion. “You can’t favor one denomination over another,” he conceded, but neither can you favor non-religion over religion. Well, yes, but the reverse is no less true.