"The Supreme Court's decision could be characterized as conservative, exemplifying judicial modesty in deference to policies adopted democratically. The three dissenters—John Roberts and Clarence Thomas embracing Antonin Scalia's argument—favored striking down the law that Oregonians passed in a 1994 referendum and resoundingly reaffirmed by a 60 percent vote against a 1997 attempt to repeal it. The dissent by the three conservatives could be characterized as liberal—judicial activism favoring the federal government's aggrandizement of its power at the expense of federalism." - George Will, one of the very few conservatives who have kept their heads these past few years.

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