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Student Group Plans Protest Of Justice Scalia's Visit To Wesleyan On Thursday
HartfordCourant ^ | March 7, 2012 | MICHAEL WALSH

Posted on 03/08/2012 8:37:36 AM PST by Daffynition

MIDDLETOWN — A group of Wesleyan students is planning to protest the appearance of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday.

The protest, organized by a group calling itself the Scalia Welcoming Committee, will precede Scalia's sold-out lecture — titled "The Originalist Approach to the First Amendment" — scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel. His appearance has also attracted the attention of politicial activists affiliated with the Occupy movement, who plan to participate in the protest at Wesleyan.

On Monday a half-dozen letters to the editor from the group critical of Scalia were published in the school's campus newspaper, The Argus, asking students to join them in their protest.


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To: The KG9 Kid

The kids that are agitating for revolution never seem to learn that once the revolution is over they are a liability & will be amongst the first to find themselves standing at the edge of a mass grave wondering what the hell is going on just before a pistol shot to the back of the head.

Sad really when you think of all that tuition money going to waste.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 11:13:16 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Calvin Locke

“The paucity of programs that can actually be of use to the economy does say a lot.”

Their school of engineering classes are conducted in a telephone booth


22 posted on 03/08/2012 12:05:23 PM PST by chuckee
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To: chuckee
Didn’t Hillary graduate from this “college?”>No, she graduated from Wellesley. Same mindset though and I am sure Scalia would not be welcome there either.

Wesleyan / Wellesley, at least I got the 'W' right! lol

Mark

23 posted on 03/08/2012 12:19:00 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Nebr FAL owner; Harlan1196; treetopsandroofs; EagleUSA; Dilbert San Diego; Da Coyote; KansasGirl; ..
After-report:

March 9, 2012

MIDDLETOWN

— Protesters were waiting for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's much-anticipated speech at Wesleyan University on Thursday night, outside and inside Memorial Chapel.

Before Scalia arrived at the chapel, about 40 people gathered for a protest of his speech, which was titled "The Originalist Approach to the First Amendment."

Carrying signs and a wearing a few costumes and masks, the protesters — calling themselves the Scalia Welcoming Commitee — chanted, next to a growing line of speech-goers, things like "End the war, tax the rich." At times, the speech-goers chanted along.

[snip] [is there a reason why these protestors are afraid to show their faces?]


24 posted on 03/09/2012 5:00:54 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Daffynition

” [is there a reason why these protestors are afraid to show their faces?]”

1) They don’t want to be confused with Conservatives saying the same thing about their Democrat gods who are above reproach

or

2) They emulate those who want to kill Israelis, who do the same thing.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 7:38:25 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Daffynition

“Tickets are sold out, I understand.”

You’ll never read that anywhere.

Big Media will report that “more than a hundred” attended, with photos of all the left wing freaks before their placards and posters were required to be left outside when they went inside.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 7:42:51 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs
I believe I read that there were 40 demonstrators....I'll bet the ones inside the auditorium were obnoxious.

So much for free speech. But I'm confident Scalia is a *big boy* and held his own.

According to AP via the Wat Repub

**The court's early justices would be "astonished that the notion of the Constitution changes to mean whatever each successive generation would like it to mean," he said.

"In fact, it would be not much use to have a First Amendment, for example, if the freedom of speech included only what some future generation wanted it to include. That would guarantee nothing all."**

[snip]

**"If you think proponents of a living Constitution are trying to bring you flexibility and power to change, you should think again," he said at Wesleyan's annual lecture named in honor of Hugo Black, a long-serving Supreme Court justice appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt.**

[snip]

**Scalia said the standards for judging justices has taken a new turn in the past quarter century, producing a "horrible confirmation process."

"Is this person a good lawyer, a modicum of judicial demeanor, an honest person: That's all fine and good but that's not the most important thing," he said. "The most important thing is, "Is this person going to write the new Constitution that I like?"**

27 posted on 03/09/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

As Rush said yesterday, these Progressives will never *get it.*


28 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:28 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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