The following are edited excerpts from the dissenting opinion written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the case involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The court overturned the law last week by a 5-to-4 vote.
The Citizen endorses Justice Scalia’s opinion.
This case is about power in several respects. It is about the power of our people to govern themselves, and the power of this Court to pronounce the law. Today’s opinion aggrandizes the latter, with the predictable consequence of diminishing the former. Read More»