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6 Ways the US Supreme Court Has Trashed and Rewritten Our Constitution

What a sorry state the Supreme Court is in, with a creep like Scalia attacking the Voting Rights Act as a “phenomenon that is called racial entitlement.”

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Once again, Justice Antonin S. has put himself out front of the pack. He wonders about the “phenomenon that is called racial entitlement.”

There’s that loaded word again—“entitlement.” It seems that, in the Court’s purview, protecting a people’s right to freedom of speech and assembly—manifesting most fundamentally in their right to vote—is some sort of suspect “entitlement.” But, a corporation’s right to spend multi-millions on “electioneering”—that is not an “entitlement,” that is protected under our First Amendment!

The timing here is one “phenomenon” that seems to have eluded Mr. Scalia. As The Washington Post noted: “The challenge to Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act was launched two years ago, and the court added it to its docket just days after an energized minority electorate played a critical role in the reelection of President Obama, the nation’s first African American president.”

It’s well past time to exercise our First Amendment to speak out against the abuses and myopia of our very flawed Supreme Court!

Gary Corseri has taught in US public schools and prisons, and at US and Japanese universities. His prose and poems have appeared at The Smirking Chimp, DissidentVoice, Global Research, The New York Times, CounterPunch, The Village Voice, CommonDreams and hundreds of other periodicals and websites worldwide. His dramas have been produced on Atlanta-PBS, and he has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum. He has published books of poetry, the Manifestations literary anthology (edited), and the novels, A Fine Excess and Holy Grail, Holy Grail. He can be contacted at

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