Sep 182010
 September 18, 2010  Court

Bob Egelko reports:

The U.S. Constitution does not outlaw sex discrimination or discrimination based on sexual orientation, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a law school audience in San Francisco on Friday.

“If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, you have legislatures,” Scalia said during a 90-minute question-and-answer session with a professor at UC Hastings College of the Law. He said the same was true of discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle. For readers who are not court watchers, it will help explain how Justice Scalia approaches certain issues and why.

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