Even though the article spends a lot of time discussing Roe v. Wade, the more important issue is Scalia's view about how the Equal Protection Clause applies to women. (I propose we don't discuss abortion in this thread, k?) He's got a new book coming out and pushes the idea that it's okay to discriminate against women. He says: "Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't." ??????? WTF ??????? I guess he forgot about the 14th Amendment which reads: Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Here are the articles I was reading that sent me into a state of shock: From a 2011 interview: Scalia: Women Don't Have Constitutional Protection Against Discrimination Scalia Says Roe v. Wade Does Not Have Precedential Value <-- ignore that this decision is about abortion, think about what would happen if Justices decided willy nilly that cases they didn't like shouldn't be used as precedent. This quote pretty much sums up my feelings about it as well: "In these comments, Justice Scalia says if Congress wants to protect laws that prohibit sex discrimination, that's up to them," she said. "But what if they want to pass laws that discriminate? Then he says that there's nothing the court will do to protect women from government-sanctioned discrimination against them. And that's a pretty shocking position to take in 2011. It's especially shocking in light of the decades of precedents and the numbers of justices who have agreed that there is protection in the 14th Amendment against sex discrimination, and struck down many, many laws in many, many areas on the basis of that protection."