The separation of church and state has been a cornerstone of American democracy for over two hundred years. Getting rid of it was long overdue.
Invented in Andy Borowitz (6 May 2014), "In Landmark Decision, Supreme Court Strikes Down Main Reason Country Was Started", The New Yorker, retrieved on 2014-05-18 .
There was the abortion brief and also the brief in the Wygant case. I had a big hand in writing it, and so did Sam Alito, who had this marvelous phrase saying that a particular African American baseball player would not have served as a great role model if the fences had been pulled in every time he was up at bat, a point which some people were greatly offended by because they thought it to be pamphleteering. I thought it was entirely appropriate.Samuel Alito
Our country as a whole, no less than the Hastings College of Law, values tolerance, cooperation, learning, and the amicable resolution of conflicts. But we seek to achieve those goals through "[a] confident pluralism that conduces to civil peace and advances democratic consensus-building," not by abridging First Amendment rights.Samuel Alito
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