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Cleaning Up After Ruth Bader Ginsburg

ranma2 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:14 AM
Imagine you have a dungeon n dragons group. But then a jock-sorority decided to play a trick. They joined DnD group en-masse. Unstoppable... due to "open-membership" clause. Then then voted to add "DnD are for nerds and forever-virgins" in the group's mission statement. This is just a joke... but this is what "open-membership" really means. It means you cannot associate with like-minded others, because "other-minded" people can simply ruin your right to association.

Of all the sloppy and confused decisions rendered by the Supreme Court in recent years, few compare with CLS v. Martinez (2010). The decision was more than just poorly reasoned. It was also based upon willful blindness toward factual misrepresentations by the defendants in the case. Justice Ginsburg authored an opinion she knew she could arrive at only by pretending to believe facts she knew were not true.

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, offers a good critique of the decision in his new book, Unlearning Liberty. I write about it today...