Piling Cliché Upon Cliché

Piling Cliché Upon Cliché

Slate blogger Mark Joseph Stern, who described McShane’s mess as “eloquent” and Jones’s platitude as “beautiful,” did manage to pin down exactly what’s happening here: “These judges know this is their shot at a very specific kind of immortality, and they seem to be in subtle competition with each other to write the one marriage equality opinion that history remembers.” In other words, they’re doing the major league version of what your politically apathetic ex-roommate does when she posts encomia to “marriage equality” with BuzzFeed News links on Facebook.

Read more at First Things.