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Ricci Reaction

I am looking forward to reading Andy’s series on the Reconstruction Amendments, and am going to hold off on commenting on it until he is done. As for the case just handed down, I was glad to see it decided on a statutory rather than a constitutional basis; I was also glad to see Justice Scalia note that the constitutional question raised is a difficult one (and thus, one can infer, not one that can be resolved as some of my critics on this site have suggested: by simply by reading the Fourteenth Amendment). Congratulations to Ricci and the other petitioners, who were treated with gross unfairness.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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