By John Schachter
Justice Antonin Scalia continues to dish out opinions on more than just constitutional law. The saucy Justice has once again waded into the controversial pizza wars with his recent opinion that Chicago-style deep-dish pizza “should not be called ‘pizza.’ It should be called ‘a tomato pie.’” The pizza originalist added, “Real pizza is Neapolitan. It is thin. It is chewy and crispy, OK?”
In Scalia’s view, he’s just a “traditionalist” defending the ideas and ideals of pizza’s founding bakers. In a January interview with California Lawyer Scalia first held that New York pizza is “infinitely better” than Chicago deep dish or Washington, D.C. varieties.
Scalia provided his latest slice of honesty last Tuesday at Chicago-Kent School of Law. Topping previous statements on the subject, Scalia did concede, “I do indeed like so-called ‘deep dish pizza.’ It’s very tasty.”
In the January interview, Scalia also reiterated his belief that the 14th Amendment does not prohibit sex discrimination. Critics are, of course, accusing Scalia of going off half-baked. See what Tom the Dancing Bug had to say on the subjects.
[picture credit Ruben Bolling]