How is it that the supposed anarchist and proprietor of lysanderspooner.org has come to write this drivel (comments closed) at the Volokh Conspiracy about what he calls “The Dangerous Effort to Delegitimate Supreme Court Justices” (emphasis added) — and in particular, Justices Thomas, Scalia, and Alito?
Has Barnett read the recent USA Today retrospective which “lays bare the complete disdain Justice Thomas has shown for those accused of and convicted of crimes” during his 20 years on the SCOTUS?
I can only assume that he has, and that the former prosecutor shares Thomas’ disdain, as it would be consistent with Barnett’s apparent disdain for the innocent victims of War.
For my part, I prefer to highlight as edifying stories like this one about the Wisconsin Supreme Court, this one about the Michigan Supreme Court, this one about the Indiana Supreme Court, and yes, the USA Today story about Justice Thomas referenced above as well as this recent NYT story, which Barnett characterizes as “advancing another empty charge against Justice Thomas.”
Lysander Spooner would be so very proud.