In Janus, the Court’s “Originalists” Show Their True Colors

Source: Andrew Strom, On Labor, June 29, 2018

It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone that when faced with a choice between originalism and right-wing ideology, the Supreme Court’s two avowed originalists, Justices Gorsuch and Thomas, decided that they weren’t going to let doctrinal purity get in the way of their desired result. It’s worth taking a close look at how easily Justices Gorsuch and Thomas tossed originalism aside in Janus, since President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Kennedy will almost certainly proclaim similar fealty to the text of the Constitution as originally understood.