December 11, 2015 — Scalia’s remarks on race are denounced, by David G. Savage

"'It is deeply disturbing to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench of the nation's highest court,' Reid said on the Senate floor. 'The only difference between the ideas endorsed by [Donald] Trump and Scalia is that Scalia has a robe and a lifetime appointment.' This was not the first time Scalia has made controversial comments regarding race from the bench. Two years ago, when the justices were debating the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, Scalia called the historic measure a 'racial entitlement' that should be struck down."