Don’t Know Much About History

Stacy McCain offers a verbal spanking to Scott Lemieux for his use of the Liberal Random Epithet Generator. Mr. Lemieux does not approve of the Circuit Court ruling in the National Labor Relations Board case that held that Presidential recess appointments must be made only when the Senate is, in fact, in recess. Mr. Lemieux’s epithet is “Neo-Confederate Judges.” He seems to believe that Confederate judges would be opposed to organized labor.


If I remember my history correctly, much of federal labor law has its roots in racism. The Davis-Bacon Act, for example, was specifically adopted to keep non-union (read, black) workers from taking jobs from union (read, white) workers. That’s the sort of thing I’d expect a Confederate judge would have upheld.