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Dissent In Justice Scalia

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Justice Scalia opened his dissent by claiming he had no personal opinion of the concept of gay marriage, rather he felt he had to write his own dissent in order to “call attention to the Court’s threat to American democracy.” In almost every sentence of his dissent he derides his colleagues, using expressions such as, “ludicrous, absurd, irrational and preposterous.” His opinions were nasty, and personal even though he states same-sex marriage isn't a personal matter to him. Scalia blames the Court for creating a fundamental right that does not exist, yet the Constitution does not state specific fundamental rights. The dissent was written with such hatred towards not only the ruling, but also the Justices who made up the decision. Whether
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