According to tweet from David Leonhardt of the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a racially charged comment during Tuesday's oral arguments on an affirmative action case, saying that the 14th Amendment "protects all races" and not "only the blacks."
Here's Leonhardt's tweet:
Scalia: "The 14th Amendment protects all races" -- not "only the blacks."
— David Leonhardt (@DLeonhardt) October 15, 2013
This isn't the only time as of late that Scalia has made a potentially controversial remark on issues of race. Earlier this year, during oral arguments for a case determining the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Scalia suggested the measure was a "racial entitlement."