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Scalia, The Crisis, and the Confederate Flag
The Crisis Magazine has a startling image of Justice Scalia, wearing a Confederate Flag bandana over his face, with a headline, “Racial Entitlements? Really?” The cover is referring to Scalia’s comments during arguments in the Voting Rights Act case. The magazine is surely seeking attention–it worked. I had never heard of The Crisis, yet I am blogging it.
What do you think?
Update: Thanks to commenter David for reminding me that Crisis is the official NAACP magazine. The cover-article in question, by NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is here. Jealous also was quite critical of SG Verrilli–to his face.
The grilled shrimp appetizer had just arrived at the 128th annual press-pols Gridiron dinner Saturday night when NAACP President Benjamin Jealous fell into conversation with a fellow white-tied dinner guest about the Supreme Court’s recent argumentover the Voting Rights Act.
The distinguished-looking gentleman told Jealous he thought the NAACP Legal Defense Fund lawyer, Debo P. Adegbile, had done a fine job arguing that the law needed to be continued.
Sure, but what happened to the solicitor general? Jealous wondered aloud, he was just awful.
Well, I am the solicitor general, Donald Verrilli Jr. replied.
An apparently mortified Jealous apologized profusely and excused himself from the table for what seemed to folks at the table an awfully long time, returning just about when the famous Gridiron petits fours arrived with coffee.
Jealous resumed apologizing on his return.