Scalia Slams ‘Hubris’ of ‘Egotistic’ Judges in Gay Marriage Decision

By MRCTV, Special for  USDR

“What really astounds is the hubris reflected in today’s judicial Putsch,” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said of the Court’s decision to redefine both the 14thAmendment and marriage – “an institution as old as government  itself.”

Scalia mocks the “hubris” of judges who believe they know better than both those who drafted and wrote the 14th amendment and those who ratified it, in his dissenting opinion: “But what really astounds is the hubris reflected in today’s judicial Putsch. The five Justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003.
Hubris, like pride, “goeth before a fall,” Scalia  warns:

Hubris is sometimes defined as o’erweening pride; and pride, we know, goeth before a fall. The Judiciary is the “least dangerous” of the federal branches because it has “neither Force nor Will, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm” and the States, “even for the efficacy of its judgments.”

“The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic. It is one thing for separate concurring or dissenting opinions to contain extravagances, even silly extravagances, of thought and expression; it is something else for the official opinion of the Court to do  so.”

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