This week's decisions have shown us what we can expect from the Supreme Court in years to come. Like the man who leaves a bad smell behind as he exits the elevator, George Bush has left a legacy that will bedevil us for decades to come. This morning the court arrived at the ludicrous conclusion that the Constitution, and indeed Brown v Board of Education, forbids taking race into account when attempting to achieve desegregation.
Among the many ironies of this week's decisions:
apparently the new majority believes that it should "always err on the side of the first amendment" in considering free speech cases, except when the freedom of speech is that of high school students who are not on school grounds --
the desegregation plan that the Roberts Court held to be unconstitutional was the same plan that the Louisville school system had been ordered to follow under Brown v Board of Education -- The Louisville school board had contiunued to follow that plan, to their credit, when the federal court order was lifted --