Channeling Your Inner Dissenter from Your Inner Majority
A commenter on one of my Social Media Platforms as Common Carriers? posts suggested (not positively, I think) that I was “discovering my inner Noam Chomsky” in my criticisms of social media platform power. Well, I wouldn’t go so far as that—but of course in one of the posts, I was quite expressly channeling my inner Justice Stevens, writing in an opinion (Citizens United) in which I actually disagreed with him on the bottom line.
And I think all of us need to have an inner Justice Stevens and Rehnquist and Brennan and Scalia (all at once) and more. Even if we mostly disagree with them, some of the time they might well be right. Or even if we disagree with how their arguments play out in a particular case, the arguments may stil
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