Originally Posted by chiwhisoxx
"The framers of our Constitution envisioned law gaining authority apart from politics."
That very well may be right, but I'd just like to note the irony of the NYT attacking Nino Scalia and Clarence Thomas with something resembling original intent.
I don't know why this would be ironic. Lots of people criticize Scalia and Thomas on the grounds that their "original intent" has less to do with actual intent of the Founders and more with their own desired conclusions. For a strong version of that not from the left, just see Posner's criticism of Scalia.
Just because someone doesn't accept Scalia's "Original Intent" doesn't mean that one cares nothing about the actual intent behind our law or the Constitution. It means that one disagrees with a relatively new method of interpretation.