Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Leap of Faith?

Both liberal and conservative bloggers have pointed out the irony of Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas dissenting from a court decision that clearly protected states rights. These men may be the court’s staunchest conservatives, but they’re its staunchest Catholics as well. Call it a simplistic interpretation, but this looks like a case of religious values trumping political values. Of course there are case-specific factors to consider here, but we shouldn’t ignore the fact that opinions in this case were divided along religious lines. I’ll let you weigh the implications of this coincidence.