“Congress has not authorized federal judges to serve as personnel managers for America’s employers,” but asks instead whether the employer has a reason other than sex – not whether it has a “good” reason”
“The text of the statute, and not the private intent of the legislators, is the law. . . It is easy to announce intents and hard to enact laws. . . So the text is law and legislative intent a clue to the meaning of the text, rather than the text being a clue to legislative intent. . . If everyone accepts a new meaning for a word, then the language has changed, if one speaker chooses a private meaning, we have babble rather than communication.”
Why indeed do we pay so much attention to statutory language when our elected officials do no such thing?