‘Bladah yappa lappa doop’

Discriminations is the place to go to read about Supreme Court arguments in the Louisville and Seattle racial assignment cases. Just start at the top and keep reading.

All the reports suggest the court will vote 5-4 to reject the Lousville and Seattle plans, which assign students on the basis of race to keep schools more or less racially balanced.

Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick predicts Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote, will keep the decision from setting forth useful guidelines for the future.

Outside the court this morning, hundreds of protesters swarm the plaza chanting what sounds to me like: “Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas … bladah yappa lappa doop.” What they should perhaps be chanting instead is: “Two-four-six-eight, Justice Kennedy, make up some constitutional rules — you’re driving us freakin’ crazy.”

But that doesn’t rhyme.

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