The Supreme Court today explained that except for all the obvious attempts by many states to keep black people from voting, there no longer exist any obvious attempts by many states to keep black people from voting, so therefore the federal government has no reason to stop states from keeping black people from voting.
This is precisely the kind of viciously addled jurisprudence that you'd imagine Ann Althouse would gleefully expound to all the rubber duckies in her Almaden bubblebath. And that she does!
But that is not the real vintage Althousian Chillable White.
Because if you didn't imagine even for a minute that the Real Victim Here wasn't Sam Alito, hahahaha, your Althouse-fu is weak! WEAK!
Did Justice Alito roll his eyes while Justice Ginsburg was speaking?
Garrett Epps and Dana Milbank think so.
Well, apparently they were there, and Althouse wasn't, so they are clearly lying, because Sam Alito is an angel of the law.
I don't trust the descriptions of Epps and Milbank. Maybe we could get some more discussion of the meaning of Alito's head — from some observers who like him. And then I could calculate the truth from there. But what would be better would cameras in the Supreme Court chambers. This is a new argument for cameras in the Supreme Court — to protect Samuel Alito from calumny.
Because with cameras we would be treated to the science-carnival procedures Ann Althouse is well-known for employing as regards tit-flaunting and vaginal onion rings, and that would settle that.
Because Ann Althouse is nothing if not sensible...
Amusingly, Epps begins his little article with:
I suspect that the cause of cameras in the Supreme Court suffered a blow on Monday. I am glad the nation did not see first-hand Justice Samuel Alito's display of rudeness to his senior colleague, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Because Alito's mini-tantrum was silent, it will not be recorded in transcript or audio; but it was clear to all with eyes, and brought gasps from more than one person in the audience.
It wasn't clear to me, and I have eyes.
So do the hills, which also were not there, but in a welcome contrast, don't have blogs.
And by the way, the notion that female Justices command stronger displays of decorum than male Justices is sexist. Show some real respect.
"Sexism" means "Althouse wins." We've been down this weary road before.
"Althouse sexism" does not mean that a justice who has just delivered an egregiously nasty ruling about, say, sexual harrassment, might be kind of a jerk to his women colleagues!
Never mind repealing the Great Society. What the American right is all about is making it safe to be be a bigot in public yet once more.
This though is Althouse Classic:
AND: Do I detect anti-Italian prejudice? Alito is too visibly expressive. He's like a movie character with an Italian name (Spicoli)? The rule is your face should be a mask? WASP-style?
Which is to say, it's garbage Althouse recycled.
And anyway I'm so old, I remember this joke.
Oh the fun we had.