The real 'issue' is the real meaning of the 'Divided-VOID' regarding opposing WORLDVIEWS!
(All law is,....'Sharia' law and its Absolutes?)
/ the Absolutes of the 10 commandments forever?)
/The Supreme U.S. Sharia Court....and 'mysticism'...?
I'll be hauling manure next week. I could use an extra driver.
Justice Breyer is likely unqualified to drive a tractor, but he is very capable of filling the spreader.
I don't know about you, but this is what I read:
JUSTICE BREYER: I don't really give a **** about your ****,
you can ***** ** *** (Pause.) (Laughter.)
: JUSTICE SCALIA: Well, I understand, but for whatever reason, if we said universally, yes, it's not universally, but don't just talk about Europe, let's look at the rest of the world.
JUSTICE BREYER: Why wouldn't a --
JUSTICE SCALIA: I mean, it lends itself to manipulation. It lends itself. It invites manipulation. You know, I want to do this thing; I have to think of some reason for it. What reason -- you know, I want to come out this way. Now, I have to write something that -- you know, that sounds like a lawyer, okay?
I have to cite something. (Laughter.) I can't -- I can't cite a prior American opinion because I'm overruling two centuries of practice, okay? (Laughter.) I can't -- I can't cite the laws of the American people because, in fact, only 18 of the 38 states that have capital punishment say that you cannot leave it to the jury whether the person is mentally deficient and whether that should count. So my goodness, what am I going to use?
JUSTICE BREYER: Let me -- can I --
JUSTICE SCALIA: I have a decision by an intelligent man in Zimbabwe -- (laughter) -- or -- (laughs) -- or anywhere else and you put it in there and you give the citation. By God, it looks lawyerly! (Laughter.) And it lends itself to manipulation. It just does.
I was hoping to find an MPEG of this debate or an audio version, but this is the next best thing.