Saturday, February 13, 2016

Election Returns Follow the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died yesterday from natural causes. The punditry began immediately, and there's nothing insightful that this interested but not immersed observer can add to the political discussion.

1) Let's mourn the loss of a brilliant mind.
there is considerable cross-ideological consensus that Scalia was a great legal thinker who had a major impact, especially by means of his strong advocacy of originalism.
When a formidable intelligence departs the scene, it's a loss to humanity. (I would feel the same way about Paul Krugman, whose style makes me grit my teeth.)

2) Predicting the important issues in a Presidential campaign is often folly.


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