The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Indeed. The foothold on the beach is achieved! We must continue the push!
The more I read Scalia's opinion, the more I like it. We all hoped for something better (as in, if I'm gonna dream, I'm gonna do it well), but his opinion is more and better than I expected. What Scalia has done is: 1) make the decision as broad as he could, i.e. just narrow enough to get the majority he needed; 2) anticipate the coming fights over the remaining issues by providing the ammo needed to win them; and, 3) eviscerate the dissenting opinions on the Court in advance of those coming fights. This is a legacy he'll be proud of.
Good overview. I'm still in the process of reading the opinion, but I agree that it came out better than expected.
Here's another article (with some comments from Free Republic) analyzing the decision. The author is Alan Korwin, and he is ecstatic about the opinion.
Oops, forgot the link: