Skip to comments.Scalia Accepts Invite of Tea Party Leader, Criticized for ‘Exceedingly Poor Judgment’
Posted on 01/12/2011 10:56:37 AM PST by markomalley
Justice Antonin Scalia has accepted a speaking invitation from a Tea Party leader, drawing fire from some law professors and a liberal group.
Scalia will speak to incoming House members about the Constitution at the behest of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who founded the Houses Tea Party Caucus, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Jan. 24 topic will be separation of powers.
The meeting was described as bipartisan and open to all members of Congress. But several law professors who spoke to the newspaper criticized Scalia, saying the meeting appeared to politicize the court.
One of the critics was George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley. He told the Times that Scalia is showing "exceedingly poor judgment." Nan Aron, the president of the liberal Alliance for Justice, also criticized Scalia in a news release. Justice Scalia should protect the integrity of the court and cancel his appearance at this blatantly partisan, right-wing event, she said.
M. Edward Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a former clerk to Scalia, supported his mentor. "My guess is that, schedule permitting, Scalia would be happy to speak on the same topic to any similar group of members of Congress who invited him, he told the Los Angeles Times.
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Good for Scalia for accepting!
SCREW THE LIBERALS AND WHAT THEY FEEL.
To make up for this he simply has to accept an invitation from a liberal group to talk about the constitution. Then everything is even. And yes I am being sarcastic.
Yes, Michelle done good. Now, about those pukes who are criticizing them, don’t they know that if he spoke before the ABA that would in itself constitute the sort of impermissible crossing of the line between church and state that needlessly excites so many of their kind.
They should hold a debate between him and zero.
Responding to these people and organizations with logic, saneness and reason don't seem to work. How about let's just try ignoring their trifling asses?
This stuff is such fark. I’d rather read heartwarming pet stories.
So the Tea Party leader is ACTUALLY A SITTING MEMBER OF CONGRESS who is acting in her capacity as such. Frickin’ media.
If Scalia would point out what the parasitic population of the inner city has misunderstood as a "Right" to handouts, he would be crucified by the State Run Media and the Left.
The Democrats have been successful at one thing; they've controlled the dialogue (implementing such things as "hate speech" and "political correctness", to shut up the opposition) as they ripped apart the U.S. Constitution, and we are reaping the "benefits" in every inner-city and at our southern border EVERY DAY.
———Good for Scalia for accepting!——
And the timing is great.....just in time to catch the Messiah’s wrath in the State Of The Union
Can’t we all just get along? Tug, tug on the presidential chain
Why be sarcastic? I think it would be an excellent idea for Scalia to speak to a liberal group of congress critters. Maybe they would learn something...nah...what was I thinking!
Still think it's a good idea, even if they are beyond learning anything.
The Liberals are turning inside out as the Constitution is getting too much attention these days in their opinion.
They have tried to bury the Constitution, thus bury this Nation under as much Leftist excrement as they could muster.
The Constitution is to Liberals as the cross is to the Vampire.
SCREW THE LIBERALS AND WHAT THEY FEEL.
Exactly, their cr@p is getting old! Liberals and muslims - both always pissed off and screaming about something.
Oh no! A conservative invited to talk about the Constitution. What’s next, a liberal invited to talk about Rules for Radicals?
I wonder what Jonathan Turley doesn't understand about that, all members of Congress would benefit from a Justice talking about our Constitution.
Will there be criticism of Justice Kennedy accompanying the zero to Arizona today?
What is up with liberals?
Perish the thought a Supreme Court justice actually have a discussion of the US Constitution with members of congress or the American people.
All these liberals didn’t cry about the “wise Latina” Sonia Sotomayor, when she made political comments that she was better than a white man in front of La Raza, a Mexican fascist group at Berkekey, as a sitting judge.
America has gone from a nation which at one time focused honor upon individuals or groups for their work or creative or inventive achievements; to focusing attention upon a class of whining miscreants whose only claim is to have become offended first. It’s like a race to see who soils their drawers first and then we are expected to be really, really interested in the precise nature of the contents of their soiled underwear. This isn’t enlightenment...it’s the jackassization of self-proclaimed eggheaded intellectuals.
Supreme Court Justices get invited all the time to speak before groups. I can't think of a better group for Scalia to give a speech than the Tea Party, and afterwards I can't wait to hear the baseless complaints of these left-wing insignificant whiners.
Sounds like good judgment to me, if he's accomplished that.
The left wanted him to sit down for bong hits with Loughner.
I love when the left worries that the court might be “politicized”. As if their opposition to conservative nominees is not politcal.
If he was going to talk to liberals they would be praising him
George Washington University had better take a closer look at his ability to teach, if he is going to make a silly comment like this.
The lawyers are genuinely afraid of the TEA party. This is good.
“...appeared to politicize the court.”
More like constitutionalize the politics. Mustn’t have that now.
Whereas, had he accepted an invitation from the CPUSA, the NLG, the SPLC or the ABA, ATLA, or any other radical extremist far-left neo communist organization, he’d be applauded for his open-mindedness and moderate judicial temperament.
Yep....they have no common sense and logic in their thinking...all PC cr*p built on “feelings” and never intellect. They hate logical people like Scalia—hate him because he makes so much sense people can “feel” the Truth and might wake up from their communist fog, if they listen to him.
Yes, it looks like I will have to find a list of all the political events in which the liberal judges and have it ready to post with my comment pointing out the hypocrisy of my friend if they did not complain when their beloved judges did the same.
Do you have a list? ;-)
OMGoodness! This man’s complaint is so off base, I cannot believe it. I read the headline and carelessly scanned the article...I assumed it was a Tea Party group...it is Congress that Scalia will be talking to ...not a Tea Party group in small town America.
The opposition has really become unhinged.
I SECOND YOUR SENTIMENTS. ENOUGH WITH THE WISHY WASHY PC.
Now, if only I could address the brilliant Scalia on his “opinion” of abortion and his “reasoned and logical” thinking on the idea that the majority in a state can vote and decide something even if it goes against the Founding principles of Natural Law Theory and inalienable rights that were pre-existing prior to the establishing of the Declaration and Constitution.
Natural Law Theory is the basis of all our laws and it presupposed a Higher Power that can never be discarded in our judicial system if we remain the U.S.A. To discard inalienable rights for a class of persons is not possible with any majority vote under our Constitution.
Also his “reasoned” opinion on Homosexual marriage. Does he truly ignore, as an Originalist, the intent of the Founders and the fundamental issue of Natural Rights for every child to have a biological mother and father—that ability to pursue happiness in a most fundamental way? Natural Law Theory as he understands it in some areas, is becoming extremely twisted in the Marixst sense.
Just eliminate part of the fundamental basis and intent of the Founders—that right to life for all human beings can be decided by a legislature, a majority vote? Does that mean if the majority voted for slavery, then it becomes law? Or are just “some” rights inalienable?
I do love Scalia—Thomas Clarence more—but I do have some issues with some of his “logic”.
So now the Tea Party is beyond the Pale? That’s exactly what the Democrats want.
I’ve been a member of the bar for ages. Scalia should go, and I don’t care what liberal law professors think. I didn’t care what they thought when I was in school.
This article and the criticisms say more about the ABA than they do about Scalia or Bachmann. She’s not a “Tea Party Leader”. I don’t think there even is a leader of this grassroots movement. She’s a member of Congress. In the ABA’s mind, which members of Congress may invite USSC justices to speak?
I don’t have a list of where the Liberal USSC Justices went, but I know Ginsburg (the former ACLU lawyer) has spoken at liberal enclaves.
Sorry, all we’ve got today are “Evil cowardly cop shoots family dog” stories. :(
I remember hearing about this a few months ago on one of the talk radio programs, can’t remember which one. If I recall it correctly, Michele was starting a class on the Constitution for any members of Congress who cared to attend. The class wasn’t specifically for the Tea Party Caucus, or even just for the incoming freshmen, but all Congressmen. She had invited both Scalia and Clarence Thomas, among others, as speakers. I’m pretty sure I heard that both Scalia and Thomas had accepted her invitation.
But, doncha know, it’s only Republicans who have this sick fetish for the Constitution.
Oh, that’s too bad. I suppose that could happen to Ash: if a police officer turned up at our house, she would rush out to try to get in his car.
I would LOVE to attend that lecture.
I almost wish this would be live streamed but it may be more important the newbies have a free hand to ask any question they want.