“What? It’s up to me to identify deserving minorities?”
While acknowledging that the First Amendment protects both religious and political minorities, he strongly implied there’s no way to make further distinctions by basing them off the Constitution.
“What about pederasts?” he asked. “What about child abusers?”
Sarcastically, he added, “This is a deserving minority. Nobody loves them.”
This kind of rhetoric is hardly unusual for Scalia.
In 2013, he said “it’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections.”