Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Supreme Court Majority Calls Case a Dispute Between Women and People

Justice Samuel Alito, right, and Justice Antonin Scalia. (photo: Lawrence Jackson/AP)
Justice Samuel Alito, right, and Justice Antonin Scalia. (photo: Lawrence Jackson/AP)

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
30 June 14
 
The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

y a 5–4 vote on Monday, the United States Supreme Court settled a dispute that Justice Samuel Alito said was “at its core about the rights of women versus the rights of people.”
Writing for the majority, Justice Alito wrote, “It is the duty of this Court, whenever it sees that the rights of people are being threatened, to do our best to safeguard those rights. In this case, it is clear that people’s rights were being threatened by women.”
Acknowledging that some women “might argue that they, too, have some claim to being people,” Justice Alito wrote, “That is an interesting question for another day.”
While the Court’s decision caused an uproar across the country, it received a big thumbs-up from one of the Justices who voted with the majority, Antonin Scalia.
“This has been a crappy year or so around here, what with all that gay-marriage stuff, but at least we finished strong,” he said.
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