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  • Antonin Scalia, Bleeding-Heart Liberal (Hurl Alert)

    06/05/2013 8:12:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Antonin Scalia may be the Supreme Court justice whom progressives most love to hate. Daily Kos blogger Sylvia Moore says he is "clearly an authoritarian." A California Lawyer reader complains online that Scalia "actively promotes an authoritarian agenda in which the rights of the individual have little meaning." Even legal writer Joan Biskupic, in her relatively respectful and sympathetic biography of Scalia, refers to his "authoritarian bent" and "authoritarian instinct." The latest refutation of this caricature is Maryland v. King, a decision issued Monday in which the Supreme Court upheld DNA testing of arrestees. Scalia's dissent illustrates how his respect...
  • (Justice) Scalia Wears Martyr’s Cap to Inauguration

    01/22/2013 2:02:25 PM PST · by NYer · 97 replies
    First Things ^ | January 21, 2013 | Matthew Schmitz
    Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law writes:The twitterverse is alive with tweets about Justice Scalia’s headgear for today’s inauguration. At the risk of putting all the fun speculation to an end . . . The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia. We presented it to him in November 2010 as a memento of his participation in our 27th annual Red Mass and dinner.Wearing the cap of a statesman who defended liberty...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia

    10/14/2012 12:56:54 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 9 replies
    CNN | Oct 14, 2012 | Self
    Piers Morgan Interviews Justice Scalia
  • Scalia Comments Raise Anxiety on Second Amendment: Importance of Pro Gun Lobbies and Attorneys

    07/30/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 16 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-30-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    This is why pro-gun lobbies are so important, and why all lawyers are not bad. Believe me, those lobbies and their attorneys have been pouring money into SCOTUS scrutiny because they know it is coming, and Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has confirmed it. (to clarify my title - Scalia did not say pro gun lobbies and their attorneys are important. I said it.) Scalia, one of the high court’s most conservative justices, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the majority opinion in the landmark 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller stated the extent of gun ownership...
  • Scalia: Full Transcript Video with Chris Wallace: Rocket Launchers, Privacy, Arizona Illegals

    07/30/2012 12:23:26 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 1 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-30-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Supreme Court Justice Scalia has a new book out, and so...he is doing interviews. In the video below, he talks with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. The video is the full 26 minute video. My loose transcript (meaning I left out redundancy and the uhs and ahs, etc) is also below. While Scalia's comments about possible new gun laws, in the future, coming out of the Court is grabbing most of the attention, he had pertinent comments on Arizona's immigration law and the prohibition of the Obama administration enforcement of it. He schools Wallace on an appeals court decision...
  • E.J. Dionne: Justice Scalia must resign

    06/27/2012 11:48:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Washington (Com)Post ^ | 06/27/2012 | E.J. Dionne
    Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court. He’d have a lot of things to do. He’s a fine public speaker and teacher. He’d be a heck of a columnist and blogger. But he really seems to aspire to being a politician — and that’s the problem. So often, Scalia has chosen to ignore the obligation of a Supreme Court justice to be, and appear to be, impartial. He’s turned “judicial restraint” into an oxymoronic phrase. But what he did this week, when the court announced its decision on the Arizona immigration law, should be the end of...
  • Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool

    04/14/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhhall.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Brian Birdnow
    Maureen Dowd is a woman of many talents. She is, of course, a New York Times featured columnist, a Pulitzer Prize winning commentator, and the liberals acknowledged Queen of Snark. Ms. Dowd has also completely blown a gasket, if her column of last week (April 5th) is any indication of her psychological-emotional state. In her column of last week entitled, Men In Black, Maureen employs language and phraseology that her fellow liberals would quickly label “hate speech” if it were uttered by their foes. Ms. Dowd assails the Supreme Court in the most personal and vitriolic terms for their...
  • Dems fume over Justice Scalia’s comments during healthcare case

    03/30/2012 11:27:32 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/12 05:15 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats are fuming over Justice Antonin Scalia’s conduct during this week’s Supreme Court deliberations on President Obama’s healthcare law. While several of the high court’s liberal justices seemed to cheerlead for its defense, Scalia appeared hostile to the law, an attitude that rubbed some Democrats the wrong way. Scalia mocked the so-called “Cornhusker Kickback” without seeming to know that provision was stripped out of the law two years ago. Scalia also joked that the task of having to review the complex bill violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. “You really want us to go through these...
  • Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO]

    03/27/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO] By Nicholas Ballasy - The Daily Caller 3:39 PM 03/27/2012 ADVERTISEMENT While Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. made the Obama administration’s case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, “we’re not stupid.” Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future....
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Otis McDonald, 76, stands before the Supreme Court, which Tuesday heard arguments in his suit to overturn Chicago's handgun ban Gun Rights: Otis McDonald, 76, an Army vet who lives in a high-crime area of Chicago, thinks the Constitution gives him the right to bear arms to protect himself and his wife as he protected his country. We think so too. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of four Chicago residents led by homeowner McDonald, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association to overturn Chicago's three-decade-old ban on owning handguns. In a 5-4...
  • High Court Targets Chicago's Gun Ban

    10/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 2,517+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Gun Control: The Supreme Court agrees to decide if the Second Amendment applies to all of us, or just Washington, D.C. Why would the Founders put in the Bill of Rights something applying only to a federal enclave? In a 5-4 decision last year written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned a draconian District of Columbia gun ban enacted 32 years ago that barred private ownership of handguns at all. Scalia wrote that an individual's right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. The court ruled that...
  • Sotomayor Guns For 2nd Amendment (CORRECTED)

    06/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 26 replies · 2,745+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2009 | Editorial
    (Corrected) Gun Control: In a case headed for the Supreme Court, a three-judge panel rules Chicago's gun ban constitutional since the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply to states and cities. High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor concurs.Those Pennsylvania townsfolk bitterly clinging to their guns may have been premature in celebrating the decision in D.C. v. Heller that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does indeed guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Chief justice publicly accepts WND's eligibility petition (Obama)

    03/14/2009 11:22:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 77 replies · 5,115+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 14, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    A California attorney lobbying the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president confronted the chief justice yesterday with legal briefs and a WND petition bearing names of over 325,000 people asking the court to rule on whether or not the sitting president fulfills the Constitution's "natural-born citizen" clause. According to Orly Taitz, the attorney who confronted Chief Justice John Roberts at a lecture at the University of Idaho, the judge promised before the gathered crowd that he would, indeed, read and review the briefs and petition. "I addressed him in front of 800 people...
  • Beyond Guns: The Deeper Meaning of Heller

    06/28/2008 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 58 replies · 1,000+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 28 June 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Everyone who has a TV, a computer, a newspaper, or a radio, knows that the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Heller case on Thursday, ruling that the Second Amendment provides a personal right to "keep and bear arms." Therefore it struck down the District of Columbia law that has banned citizens from owning new handguns after 1976. But the case is much more important than that. Cases concern more than just the parties involved. The Heller decision will affect the rights of millions of Americans to protect themselves, their families, and their homes. But the “why” of...
  • Lesley Stahl vs. Antonin Scalia In the Court of Public Opinion

    04/28/2008 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 28 replies · 440+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 28 April 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” Lesley Stahl interviewed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Half of the interview was excellent, reviewing his history from his childhood in New York City. The other half of the interview, on his judicial philosophy, was dreadful. Several times, Stahl attacked Scalia for his judicial theory of “originalism,” while leaving parts of his comments on the cutting room floor. She displayed a lack of knowledge about the Constitution. She referred to Scalia’s theory as fixing the meaning of the Constitution as the intentions of “people who ratified it over 200 years ago.” That echoed the comments...
  • US Judge Scalia on 'So-Called Torture'

    02/12/2008 2:57:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 176+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/12/8 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Writer
    LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- One of the United States' top judges said in an interview broadcast in Britain on Tuesday that interrogators can inflict pain to obtain critical information about an imminent terrorist threat. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that aggressive interrogation could be appropriate to learn where a bomb was hidden shortly before it was set to explode or to discover the plans or whereabouts of a terrorist group. "It seems to me you have to say, as unlikely as that is, it would be absurd to say you couldn't, I don't know, stick something under the...
  • Junk Justice Produces Junk Law

    04/14/2007 3:30:14 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 14 replies · 569+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 14 April 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    On 2 April, 2007, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Massachusetts v. EPA. The Court ruled 5-4, over two Dissents, that the Environmental Protection Agency must regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant in order to reduce global warming. There are only two problems with this decision. It is based on junk science. And it is based on junk law. First, the science: the Opinion by Justice Stevens spends its opening section on a review of mostly international reports which conclude that the Earth is warming up in recent decades, and that this is due (primarily) to human activity....
  • Scalia says Constitution silent on abortion, race in school

    10/15/2006 6:55:12 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 81 replies · 2,469+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 16 October 2006
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Antonin Scalia on Sunday defended some of his Supreme Court opinions, arguing that nothing in the Constitution supports abortion rights and the use of race in school admissions. Scalia, a leading conservative voice on the high court, sparred in a one-hour televised debate with American Civil Liberties Union president Nadine Strossen. He said unelected judges have no place deciding politically charged questions when the Constitution is silent on those issues. Arguing that liberal judges in the past improperly established new political rights such as abortion, Scalia warned, "Someday, you're going to get a very conservative Supreme...
  • Courting Terror (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld)

    06/30/2006 7:47:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 1 replies · 354+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Posted 6/29/2006 | Editor
    Supreme Court: Ruling for bin Laden's former chauffeur, liberal justices have once again hampered our ability to wage war on terror......Justice Stevens' ruling ignored the clear language of the Detainee Treatment Act (DTA), passed and signed into law last year, and went on a fishing expedition to find ways around it.Congress believed that in passing the DTA it was removing the federal courts' jurisdiction over Gitmo detainees. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Specter, who opposed the DTA, complained on the floor of the Senate that under the legislation, "no court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to consider the application for...
  • Scalia seeks Justice over gesture

    03/29/2006 4:46:20 AM PST · by billorites · 26 replies · 1,414+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 29, 2006 | Marie Szaniszlo
    Famously feisty Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia yesterday denied that he made an obscene gesture Sunday inside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, accusing the Herald staff of “watching too many Sopranos episodes.” In a letter to the editor, an almost unheard-of step for a Supreme Court justice, Scalia said a reporter misinterpreted the gesture he made when she asked whether his participation in Sunday’s special Mass for lawyers might cause some people to question his impartiality in matters of church and state. “Your reporter, an up-and-coming ‘gotcha’ star named Laurel J. Sweet, asked me (o-so-sweetly) what I said to...
  • Free to Dissent (Why Justice Scalia need not recuse himself from the Hamdan case)

    03/27/2006 8:58:29 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 548+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2006 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
    WHEN IT HEARS ARGUMENTS IN Hamdan v. Rumsfeld this Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether the Bush administration can try Guantanamo detainees in special military tribunals, or whether the detainees' cases have to be heard in federal court. In the run-up to the hearing, liberal proponents of federal judicial involvement declared their own war--on Justice Scalia's right to participate in the legal debate.It began with a Newsweek report about a speech Scalia delivered on March 8 at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland. (Unfortunately, no transcript of his remarks has been published.) There, Justice Scalia allegedly told attendees that...
  • FRANKENWHO? - At NY Event, Al's Sobering Reality Check

    11/23/2005 12:02:57 PM PST · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 779+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 23rd, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    So much for Al Franken's "A-List" celeb aspirations. In confronting US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at a New York event Monday, Franken was exposed as insignificant. With this sobering reality check, perhaps Al will learn to stick to the Smalley routines. Don't take the Radio Equalizer's word for it, New York City newspapers are having a pre-Thanksgiving journalistic feast, thanks to our friend Al. According to the New York Daily News, Justice Scalia wasn't even familiar with Franken as the two sparred during outgoing Time honcho Norman Pearlstine's latest "Conversations On The Circle" event: ....
  • Scalia Turns Journalists Away From Speech

    10/12/2005 6:46:14 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 785+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 12, 2005 | GINA HOLLAND
    The real Antonin Scalia seems to be back. The Supreme Court justice mugged for cameras and gave unusual interviews in New York, where he led the Columbus Day parade. Back in Washington, however, journalists were turned away from his speech to life insurance executives and Scalia talked about gossip- seeking reporters during a court argument about free speech rights. A court spokeswoman said the speech should have been open to some reporters. Scalia, the court's most outspoken and colorful member, is well known for his animosity toward cameras and run-ins with reporters. "He doesn't seem to be very fond of...
  • Harriet Miers and the "Pigpen" Press

    10/06/2005 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 155 replies · 2,486+ views
    My favorite supporting character in the legendary strip, “Peanuts,” is Pigpen. His unique trait is raising a cloud of dirt everywhere, even on a clean, dry sidewalk. Pigpen came to mind when I saw the White House Press Corps’ question President Bush Wednesday on his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. First, the status of the nomination. Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid held a nearly unprecedented press conference with Harriet Miers, just hours after her nomination. Reid said that she was an “exceptional” candidate, and “the sort of person who should be nominated.” In short, the...
  • LARRY TRIBE GOES NUTS # 2 -- attacks Justice Scalia and FreeRepublic.com

    LARRY TRIBE GOES NUTS # 2 -- attacks Justice Scalia and FreeRepublic.com
  • Replace Justice O'Connor, But Which One?

    07/04/2005 10:46:32 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 33 replies · 1,346+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 8 July 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Two Sandra Day O'Connors have served as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. It makes a world of difference which one President Bush chooses to replace. First, we look at the late O'Connor, the one who is retiring. The L.A. Times asserted this week that O'Connor “alone was in the majority of every one of the court’s 13 5-4 decisions this last term.” There are two tiny problems with this assertion. There were 24 such decisions this Term. And, Justices Souter and Scalia were in the majority in them more often than Justice O’Connor. See SCOTUSBlog for the facts....
  • Your home can be Pfizer's castle

    06/30/2005 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 11 replies · 725+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/30/05 | Debra Saunders
    Americans who want to keep government out of the bedroom, beware. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that makes it too easy for the government to seize your bedroom -- and kitchen, parlor and dining room -- then hand your precious home over to a corporation. The Fifth Amendment stipulates, "... nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." Lawyers call it the Takings Clause. In its decision, the Supreme Court expanded the concept of "public use" to apply it not to a highway, or school, or railroad, but to economic development sanctioned...
  • Ten Commandments or Ten Opinions

    06/28/2005 7:28:17 AM PDT · by Law · 15 replies · 534+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, June 28, 2005 | Tom Parker
    Ten Commandments or Ten Opinions? Pick the former unless you want to wade through nearly 150 pages of dense US Supreme Court legal jargon explaining why a Kentucky courthouse may or may not keep a display of the Ten Commandments ("may not" carried the day, by a 5/4 vote of the justices) and why a Texas statehouse may or may not keep its display of the Ten Commandments ("may" carried the day here, by a different 5/4 vote). That's right. It took the U.S. Supreme Court ten opinions and nearly 150 pages in total to micromanage two state displays of...
  • Associate Justice Scalia's Remarks on Constitutional Interpretation

    04/04/2005 10:58:06 PM PDT · by kingattax · 283+ views
    SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE WOODROW WILSON CENTER FOR SCHOLARS ON CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION March 14, 2005 Thank you very much, Mr. Hamilton. It's a pizzazzie topic, constitutional interpretation. It is, however, an important one. I was vividly reminded how important it was last week when the court came out with a controversial decision in the Roper case, and I watched one television commentary on the case in which the host had one person defending the opinion on the ground that people should not be subjected to capital punishment for crimes they commit when they're younger...
  • 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...
  • Wilentz s Fabricated Scalia: The Princeton historian outdoes himself.

    07/11/2002 7:20:19 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 7 replies · 465+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 11, 2002 | Peter Berkowitz
    In the fall of 1998, testifying before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Princeton historian Sean Wilentz prophesied that history would regard as "zealots" and "fanatics" members who sincerely believed they had good reason to vote to impeach President Clinton. In November 2000, days after the presidential election ended in stalemate, Wilentz assembled a bizarre group that included some of our nation's top professors of constitutional law (including Bruce Ackerman, Ronald Dworkin, and Cass Sunstein) mixed together with actors and other celebrities (including Robert De Niro, Rosie O'Donnell, and Bianca Jagger) and persuaded them to sign...