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On opposite sides of First Street

Right about the time Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was complaining about the Voting Rights Act and a "perpetuation of racial entitlement," President Obama and the congressional leadership of both parties was dedicating a Capitol Hill statue to Rosa Parks, to be forever featured in Congress' Statuary Hall.

The juxtaposition of the two simultaneous events struck me as rather extraordinary.

For those who can't watch clips online, a transcript of the president's remarks is already available.