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Strange citation of the day: Justice Scalia’s odd invocation of the Confederacy

He writes in the DOMA case:

The majority concludes that the only motive for this Act was the ““bare . . . desire to harm a politically unpopular group.”” Ante, at 20. Bear in mind that the object of this condemnation is not the legislature of some once-Confederate Southern state (familiar objects of the Court’’s scorn, see, e.g., Edwards v. Aguillard, 482 U.S. 578 (1987)), but our respected coordinate branches, the Con- gress and Presidency of the United States.

Quick! What was Edwards about?  How did it show “scorn” to a “once-Confederate Southern state?  Which state?  How did Scalia vote?

Answers await below the fold.

Oh, and I’m almost a winner on the scavenger hunt he proposes in Windsor (yes, he really does propose a scavenger hunt).

1.  In Edwards, the court held (with a 7-2 Brennan opinion) that requiring the teaching of creationism in public schools where evolution is taught is unconstitutional because it attempts to advance a particular religion.

2.  I honestly don’t know.  The holding?

3.  Louisiana.

4.  In dissent, of course.

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