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  • Supreme Court Justice Speaks At Juilliard

    09/23/2005 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 6,570+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Sep 23, 2005 10:25 am US/Eastern
    The government is privileged to choose what artwork is worthwhile without being accused of censorship as long as it is funding the art, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Thursday. ``The First Amendment has not repealed the ancient rule of life, that he who pays the piper calls the tune,'' Scalia said at a symposium entitled ``American Society and the Arts,'' hosted by the Juilliard School. Scalia discussed and fielded questions about only the arts. He said he was not suggesting that the government not fund the arts but that if it does, just like when it runs a...
  • But What Kind of Conservative? {Buchanan on Roberts}

    07/25/2005 6:33:13 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 334+ views
    WND.com ^ | 07-25-05 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    But what kind of conservative? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 25, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Will George Bush be seen historically as the George Patton – or the George McClellan of the culture wars? That question endures. For with his nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court, the president consciously chose to avoid battle with the Left. As he did not want a fight, Bush named a conservative without a single scar from the culture wars and no record of having served. He chose an establishment-conservative, not a warrior-conservative. Judge Roberts is a man of high...
  • Battle over Supreme Court nominees looms - (Scalia should be NUMBER ONE choice! - smart!)

    05/23/2005 10:26:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 730+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 24, 2005 | TOD LINDBERG
    If the White House has seemed a bit adrift on domestic matters, my guess is that's because they know something you don't know: The entire domestic debate is about to be taken up by a battle royale over two Supreme Court nominations. Social Security may not be going anywhere, but it makes little sense to try to introduce another major initiative when in a few weeks' time we are likely to have the mother of all partisan confrontations. The likely first move is the announcement that William Rehnquist is stepping down, opening up the job of chief justice of the...
  • WRONG QUESTION (Antonin Scalia)

    04/14/2005 1:18:51 PM PDT · by rightalien · 38 replies · 1,954+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2005 | Page Six
    WHEN U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (above) spoke Tuesday night at NYU's Vanderbilt Hall, "The room was packed with some 300 students and there were many protesters outside because of Scalia's vitriolic dissent last year in the case that overturned the Texas law against gay sex," our source reports. "One gay student asked whether government had any business enacting and enforcing laws against consensual sodomy. Following Scalia's answer, the student asked a follow-up: 'Do you sodomize your wife?' The audience was shocked, especially since Mrs. Scalia [Maureen] was in attendance. The justice replied that the question was unworthy of...
  • Upcoming Changes at U.S. Supreme Court

    03/27/2005 12:56:09 PM PST · by LyricalReckoner · 6 replies · 455+ views
    Let's talk about the arguments that will be made, court cases cited, the sound bites, and votes in Congress. Let's talk about what's going to happen. Chief Justice Rehnquist isn't going to be around forever, and I'd bet a beer that this is his last court session. Then the president gets to nominate a replacement. That replacement is someone who votes just like Rehnquist did when it comes to religious freedom issues. The court remains much the same. It's late in the president's second term when Sandra Day O'Connor and one other justice decide that they'd rather have their replacements...
  • That Scalia Charm

    03/20/2005 9:50:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 851+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2005 | meathead editorial
    Some court-watchers say Justice Antonin Scalia is on a "charm offensive" to become the next chief justice. Then he must have been taking the day off when he gave a speech last week and lashed out at the Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down the death penalty for juveniles, and at the idea of a "living Constitution." There is nothing charming about his view that judges have no business considering the constitutionality of aspects of the death penalty, or that the Constitution should be frozen in time. Justice Scalia dissented bitterly in this month's juvenile death penalty case. Reasonable minds...
  • Constitutional Interpretation

    03/17/2005 3:14:38 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 40 replies · 1,170+ views
    threebadfingers ^ | March 14, 2005 | Jeffrey King/ANTONIN Scalia
    Thank you Instapundit, Power Line, How Appealing, Local Liberty, House Of Toast, Sophistpundit, Another Rovian Conspiracy, The Discerning Texan, World Magazine Blog, Keith Devens, Faith Matters and GeekWithA45 for the links. Please enjoy your stay and come back often. Here is a transcription of a speech Justice Scalia delivered at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on March 14, 2005, and broadcast by C-Span. Justice Scalia makes some very thought provoking arguments. I may need to revise some of my own opinions, as I am largely persuaded by his presentation. This could be painful. This took a lot of...
  • Antonin Scalia v. Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2005 3:53:28 PM PST · by LyricalReckoner · 40 replies · 701+ views
    In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote that government derives its authority from the consent of the governed. Scalia doesn’t see it that way. In a speech in 2002, he reminded his audience what it says in the Bible: the government is ordained by God. During arguments in [i]Van Orden v. Perry,[/i] Scalia said Jefferson was wrong. Our government doesn’t derive its authority from the consent of the governed. It “derives its authority from God.” And, he insisted, it’s a fact that “the foundation of our laws is God.” Read all about it: http://www.misterthorne.org/ESSAYS/scalia_v_jefferson.htm Enjoy!
  • WHO WILL SPEAK FOR YOU?

    02/18/2005 12:57:28 PM PST · by freeholland · 13 replies · 687+ views
    DALEY TIMES-POST.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2005 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    A few weeks ago I was watching a program on C-Span pertaining to the impact of foreign court opinions upon the U.S. justice system. The primary participants in the discussion were Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer, and the event took place at the American University Law School in Washington D.C. rtsp://video.c-span.org/archive/sc/sc011305_scalia.rm The debate revolved around questions asked by a moderator named Professor Norman Dorsen, and the first multi-part question asked was, "When we talk about the use of foreign court decisions in U.S. Constitutional cases, what body of foreign law are we talking about? Are we limiting...
  • Justice Scalia: The Charm Offensive.

    01/23/2005 6:38:33 AM PST · by alessandrofiaschi · 52 replies · 971+ views
    TIME magazine ^ | Jan. 31, 2005 | By JAMES CARNEY and MATTHEW COOPER
    The Supreme Court Justice is vying for the chief's seat on the bench. Though he bravely overcame his illness to deliver the presidential oath of office at last week's Inaugural, most court watchers assume that Chief Justice William Rehnquist's cancer will soon force him to retire from the Supreme Court. Which means the guessing game is in full swing over which of the court's sitting Justices is most likely to replace him. If he does not go outside for the job, President Bush will probably choose one of the court's two most stalwart conservatives, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Scalia...
  • A GOP president will appoint first black chief justice, first black woman justice - (Jack Kelly!)

    01/10/2005 8:12:55 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 1,589+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JANUARY 10, 2005 | JACK KELLY
    Chief Justice William Rehnquist's health is so poor he likely soon will be called to the Great Appellate Bench in the Sky. On NBC's "Meet the Press" program last month, the new Senate Democratic leader, Sen. Harry Reid, said he could support the elevation of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia to chief justice, but not Thomas. Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a liberal Democrat and law professor who is black, said Reid's erroneous attack on Thomas appeared to be motivated by racism. "It is the black justice who cannot write opinions, articulate independent thoughts or perform his job well," she said, writing in the...
  • Constitutional Attorney Sees Polygamy As Next Stage Of Sexual Revolution

    12/29/2004 1:46:06 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | October 5, 2004 | Louis P. Sheldon
    Washington, DC –Jonathan Turley, a constitutional scholar at George Washington Law School has just penned what is a clear sign that our nation is not on a slippery slope toward sexual degradation and moral decline—rather our country is on a rocket-propelled missile into social chaos. Turley argued in Monday’s issue of USA Today that polygamy is the next logical step in the goal of social activists to overturn any remaining barriers to the redefining of marriage. Turley says he detests the idea of polygamy but he has put forth the legal arguments for its legalization. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia,...
  • NARAL: Scalia Nomination For Chief Justice Must Be Stopped

    12/15/2004 6:21:23 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 18 replies · 760+ views
    GOP USA ^ | Dec 15, 2004 | Jimmy Moore
    Radical pro-abortion group NARAL warned its members that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would be President George W. Bush's choice to replace ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist when he decides to retire, and they want to "stop this nomination before it's even announced." In an e-mail to supporters on Saturday, NARAL said "rumors are flying" that the "extreme far-right" Scalia will be chosen by Bush to replace Rehnquist and they are not pleased with this at all. "Justice Scalia is out of step with the American people and is one of the Court's most virulent opponents of a woman's right...
  • Scalia Describes ‘Dangerous’ Trend

    09/30/2004 2:52:27 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 66 replies · 2,245+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | September 29, 2004 | DANIEL J. HEMEL
    The Supreme Court’s recent decisions protecting abortion rights, upholding the legalization of assisted suicide and striking down anti-sodomy laws represent a “dangerous” trend, Justice Antonin Scalia told a Harvard audience last night. Scalia held the rapt attention of the jam-packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum last night, although some students and faculty said they were put off by his conservative judicial philosophy. In a freewheeling question-and-answer session following the justice’s prepared remarks, an African-American graduate student challenged Scalia to defend the constitutionality of racial profiling. The Kennedy School student, Larry Harris Jr., said that his Fourth and 14th Amendment rights...
  • Foreign Rulings Not Relevant to High Court, Scalia Says

    04/03/2004 3:56:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 259+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 3, 2004 | Anne Gearan (AP)
    Justice Antonin Scalia said yesterday his colleagues on the Supreme Court will probably go on referring to foreign court decisions in their rulings on U.S. law but that does not make it right. Scalia generally opposes a greater role and influence for international law in U.S. courts. Although that view made him an unusual choice to speak to the American Society of International Law, Scalia said he welcomes the opportunity to engage his critics. "It is my view that modern foreign legal material can never be relevant to any interpretation of, that is to say, to the meaning of the...
  • Election-Year Hunting

    03/30/2004 6:46:22 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 101+ views
    NRO ^ | 3/30/04 | Ronald D. Rotunda
    A short time ago, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia went duck hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney. Many editorial writers are now insisting that Justice Scalia should recuse himself from a pending case in which two public-interest groups are suing Cheney: They want him to turn over the records of the energy task force of which he is a member. Does the law require Justice Scalia to recuse himself? There is a statute on the subject, which lists various grounds for disqualification (e.g., the judge has a financial interest in the case, or the judge served as a lawyer in...
  • Justice Scalia and Mr. Cheney

    02/28/2004 2:18:59 PM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 223+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 28, 2004
    Justice Antonin Scalia went duck hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney in January, just weeks after the Supreme Court accepted an important case involving Mr. Cheney. There were widespread calls on Justice Scalia to recuse himself, which he refused. Now it turns out that Justice Scalia accepted free air travel from Mr. Cheney, making the case for recusal far stronger. And there are reports of questionable contacts between Justice Scalia and another person with a case before him. In the interest of justice, and of the court's reputation, Justice Scalia should step aside in Mr. Cheney's case. The Supreme Court...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia's Dissent

    12/11/2003 12:35:06 PM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 110 replies · 2,402+ views
    National Review ^ | Dec. 10, 2003 | Justice Antonin Scalia
    December 11, 2003, 1:01 p.m. Sad Day for Free Speech The Supreme Court upholds McCain-Feingold: Scalia's dissent A Primary Document EDITOR'S NOTE: On Dec. 10, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling upholding the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act in a 5-4 rulling. Among the 4 was Justice Antonin Scalia. We reprint his dissent below. JUSTICE SCALIA, concurring with respect to BCRA Titles III and IV, dissenting with respect to BCRA Titles I and V, and concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part with respect to BCRA Title II. With respect to Titles I, II, and V:...
  • Supreme Court justice cheers 50th anniversary of conservative group

    10/23/2003 6:46:44 PM PDT · by Brian S · 9 replies · 138+ views
    <p>Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ridiculed his court's recent ruling legalizing gay sex, telling an audience of conservative activists Thursday that the ruling ignores the Constitution in favor of a modern, liberal sensibility.</p> <p>The ruling, Scalia said, "held to be a constitutional right what had been a criminal offense at the time of the founding and for nearly 200 years thereafter."</p>
  • Scalia Ridicules Court's Gay Sex Ruling

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ridiculed his court's recent ruling legalizing gay sex, telling an audience of conservative activists Thursday that the ruling ignores the Constitution in favor of a modern, liberal sensibility. The ruling, Scalia said, "held to be a constitutional right what had been a criminal offense at the time of the founding and for nearly 200 years thereafter." Scalia adopted a mocking tone to read from the court's June ruling that struck down state antisodomy laws in Texas and elsewhere. Scalia wrote a bitter dissent in the gay sex case that was longer than the...
  • A call to order sounds for liberals on message: Liberal Strategy ALERT

    08/05/2003 6:57:43 AM PDT · by rface · 17 replies · 204+ views
    This story ran on page A3 of the Boston Globe | 8/5/2003 | Peter S. Canellos
    WASHINGTON -- They filled the second floor of the Capitol Hilton, rumpled soldiers of the academic left, lining up behind microphones, and well-groomed former Clinton officials, their arms extended in a perpetual handshake. The first convention of the American Constitution Society, devoted to connecting left-leaning law professors, politicians, and practicing attorneys, drew a crowd of 800 under a banner proclaiming ''Human Dignity, Individual Rights, and Genuine Equality.'' Founded to ''counter the conservative dominance of the law,'' the group aims to be a counterweight to the right-leaning Federalist Society, which over the last 20 years has promoted conservative thinkers, including scores...
  • Text of Justice Scalia's Dissenting Opinion [to paraphrase, "epitaph for Christian civilization"]

    06/26/2003 6:15:35 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 424 replies · 831+ views
    SCOTUS ^ | Justice Scalia
    ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEALS OF TEXAS, FOURTEENTH DISTRICT [June 26, 2003] JUSTICE SCALIA, with whom THE CHIEF JUSTICE and JUSTICE THOMAS join, dissenting. "Liberty finds no refuge in a jurisprudence of doubt." Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U. S. 833, 844 (1992). That was the Court’s sententious response, barely more than a decade ago, to those seeking to overrule Roe v. Wade, 410 U. S. 113 (1973). The Court’s response today, to those who have engaged in a 17-year crusade to overrule Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U. S. 186 (1986), is very...
  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Discusses Church-State Separation

    01/12/2003 6:44:01 PM PST · by rface · 64 replies · 568+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS / Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1.12.03 | ASSOCIATED PRESS /
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia complained Sunday that courts have gone overboard in keeping God out of government. Scalia, speaking at a religious ceremony, said the constitutional wall between church and state has been misinterpreted both by the Supreme Court and lower courts. As an example, he pointed to a ruling in California that barred students from saying the Pledge of Allegiance with the phrase "one nation under God." That appeals court decision is on hold pending further consideration by the same court, but the Supreme Court could eventually be asked to review the case. Scalia, the main speaker at...
  • Supreme Court Justice Addresses Wartime Constitutional Rights

    03/18/2003 7:44:03 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 22 replies · 726+ views
    Supreme Court Justice Addresses Wartime Constitutional Rights The Associated Press Published: Mar 18, 2003 UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - The government has room to scale back individual rights during wartime without violating the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday. "The Constitution just sets minimums," Scalia said after a speech at John Carroll University in suburban Cleveland. "Most of the rights that you enjoy go way beyond what the Constitution requires." Scalia, one of the court's most conservative judges, was responding to a question about the Justice Department's pursuit of terrorism suspects and whether their rights are being...
  • FCC and Right-Wing Radio Helping U.S. Press Freedom Slip Away (Molly Ivins Alert)

    02/03/2003 11:51:40 AM PST · by GeneD · 78 replies · 505+ views
    Creators Syndicate via sltrib.com ^ | 02/03/2003 | Molly Ivins
    Now here's a dandy example of the kind of thing that never makes it to the front page or the top of the news broadcast, but that affects absolutely everyone. The Federal Communications Commission, led by Michael ("my religion is the market") Powell, is fixing to remove the last remaining barriers against concentration of media. This means one company can own all the radio stations, television stations, newspapers and cable systems in any given area. Presently, 10 companies own over 90 percent of the media outlets. Bill Kovach of the Committee of Concerned Journalists and Tom Rosenstiel of the Project...
  • [Engaging the Culture] Innovating through Tradition: The Ave Maria School of Law

    04/22/2002 6:33:33 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 6 replies · 537+ views
    Michigan Bar Journal ^ | 4-22-2002 | Francine Cullari
      Crossing the Bar-The Column of the Legal Education Committee  Crossing the Bar--Innovating through Tradition: The Ave Maria School of Law by Francine Cullari  Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me.And may there be no moaning of the bar,When I put out to sea…I hope to see my Pilot face to face, When I have crost the bar.The title of this Legal Education Committee column has a number of applications to the law, but the first and last lines of Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar are particularly helpful in understanding the arrival of The Ave Maria School of Law...