Antonin's latest vaffanculo-from-on-high is no laughing matter; but with his "reasoning" yet another instance of clumsy, buffoonish hackery, it does make me wonder if small justice, ok, very small justice can be salvaged...ok, very, exceeding small justice, but hey, that's at least marginally better than no justice...or a vaffanculo (and chin) from Tony.
Anyway, it's my understanding that Scalia fancies himself some sort of judicial dandy if not serious intellectual. However, the sack of shit opinion that's Walmart vs. Dukes, along with the ultra low rent Bush v. Gore ("Our consideration is limited to the present circumstances") and his sheer lunacy when it comes to capital cases (paraphrasing, but in Scalia's mind, actual innocence is no grounds for federal review) show not a serious intellectual, but a two bit hack. And over time, this will be Antonin's legacy.
Well, that and his tantrum when Shrub passed him over for Chief.
Sure, it's not nearly the harsh fate he so deserves, but I'd like to hope that maybe deep down in his lump of coal heart there might be some dim realization that his legacy is forever cheapened. Unlike Roger Taney, who's failure was epic -- either supreme villain (no pun intended) or broken, uncomprehending figure whom time had clearly passed by -- Scalia will be remembered as...a bum.