Business as usual
Alan Dershowitz is wrong about a great deal in his late-life ramblings, but I offer this for three reasons:
- I tend to agree with him (though “outrage” probably is more accurate than “unconstitutional”);
- The blatant offensiveness of this practice, sanctioned by SCOTUS, challenges the progressive mantra, oftenest heard in the context of abortion law, that the constitution means whatever the Supreme Court says it means;
- It reminds me that “business as usual” in a fallen world is both intolerable and inevitable.