Here’s something you don’t see every day: a Supreme Court justice’s dissent on a major ruling was turned into a weird, lyrically awkward ballad. Well, songwriter Jonathan Mann, who’s been writing a song a day for hundreds of days now, took Ginsburg’s words and set them to music. Ginsburg issued a dissent railing against the “decision of startling breadth”, writing, “The distinction between a community made up of believers in the same religion and one embracing persons of diverse beliefs, clear as it is, constantly escapes the Court’s attention.” Obviously ripe for a song.
I’ve featured Mann’s songs several times here in the past. You might recall his touching tribute to late JMG reader Beeblemeyer.