Magic Carpet by Viktor Vasnetsov, c. 1919
Justice Kennedy and Ted Olson take a jurisprudential magic carpet ride:
(Olson) You can rewrite the law
Same-sex marriage and thruples!
Tell me, Justice, now when did
You last let your heart decide?
You can rule by fiat
Voiding state consitutions
Emanations and umbras
Of due process rights.
A brave new world!
A new fashionable point of view.
No one to limit it
With stare decisis
Or say that words have meanings!
(Kennedy) A brave new world
Legislating from the bench
‘Cause when my opinion drops
I’ll call all the shots
And now I’m in a brave new world with you
(Olson and Kennedy) Now I’m in a brave new world with you!