Archive for August 2015

The Weird Jurisprudence and Constitutionalism of Senator Cruz

Unmitigated majority rule is only a great thing if you do not happen to be in a minority: if you do not happen to be a gay person who wishes to marry, a wish the Supreme Court granted over Cruz’s strenuous opposition, or a black who wants to vote in southern states affected by the Voting Rights Act, legislation Cruz is on record as opposing, or a woman threatened by domestic violence who wants the protections of the Violence Against Women Act, whose renewal Cruz voted against. As Obergefell demonstrated, we need a branch of government that is not politically accountable; it is needed precisely to protect us from the anti-minority policies Ted Cruz’s ilk always seem to push.