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  • Scalia: NSA spying debate may reach Supreme Court

    03/22/2014 1:35:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia responded to student questions with a cryptic answer with possible implications about the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs on Friday night. During a Q & A session curated by Brooklyn Law School’s Judge Andrew Napolitano, who began a discussion about the NSA’s controversial surveillance of Americans, Just Scalia said the issue would likely come before the high court, Business Insider reported.
  • Justice Scalia on Kelo and Korematsu

    02/24/2014 10:06:57 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 8 2014 | ILYA SOMIN
    In a recent speech in Hawaii, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made some interesting predictions about two of the Supreme Court’s most notorious decisions: Kelo v. City of New London, which ruled that government can condemn private property and give it to other private owners to promote “economic development,” and Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans in concentration camps during World War II. On Kelo, Scalia reiterated his 2011 prediction that the decision will eventually be overruled, stating that it “will not survive.” Kelo was a closely divided 5-4 decision (Scalia voted with the...
  • Scalia Warns Government Will Violate Civil Rights in War

    02/23/2014 4:20:19 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 33 replies ^ | 02/20/2014 | Ken Klukowski
    At some point when America is at war, terrible violations of basic constitutional freedoms will occur. So says Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Speaking at the University of Hawaii’s law school on Feb. 3, Scalia talked about World War II, where American citizens who happened to be of Japanese descent were placed in internment camps in the 1940s. This government action was taken to court and ultimately was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Korematsu v. U.S. Korematsu is one of the most infamous cases in American history. It was an unmitigated betrayal of the Constitution’s guarantee that no...
  • Justice: Chicago-style deep dish isn’t pizza

    02/18/2014 5:25:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 71 replies ^ | february 17, 2014 | david k. li
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia struck down Chicago-style deep dish, ruling that the overflowing mess of sauce and cheese can’t be considered pizza. The conservative stalwart, speaking at the Union League Club of Chicago’s 126th annual George Washington’s Birthday celebration, said he enjoys Second City pie. But in his supreme opinion, it “shouldn’t be called pizza.” The bizarre deep-dish offering calls for vats of tomato sauce to be poured over cheese, before it’s then baked into a boiling monstrosity.
  • Justice Scalia: Internment Camps Could Happen Again

    02/05/2014 12:27:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/05/2014 | AUDREY MCAVOY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii on Monday that the nation's highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, but he wouldn't be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during a future conflict. Scalia was responding to a question about the court's 1944 decision in Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the convictions of Gordon Hirabayashi and Fred Korematsu for violating an order to report to an internment camp. "Well of course Korematsu was wrong. And I think we have repudiated in a later...
  • Scalia Warns US Internment Camps Could Happen Again

    02/04/2014 5:57:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia warned the University of Hawaii law school the Supreme Court will eventually authorize wartime abuse of civil rights like internment camps. The Washington Examiner reported: Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. “You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again,” Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
  • Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again

    02/04/2014 2:11:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 222 replies ^ | 2/4/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. "You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again," Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
  • Scalia slams Obama

    01/13/2014 5:28:55 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-13-2014 | Christopher Bedford
    On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia slammed President Barack Obama’s interpretation of the U.S. Constitution during oral arguments over Recess appointments. The case, National Labor Relations Board vs. Noel Canning, is over whether the president acted legally when he made a series of temporary appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was not conducting business but still gavelling in and out every day. Clause three of the Constitution’s section on presidential powers states that, “The president shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions...
  • Judge Completely Trolls Justice Scalia In Striking Down Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

    12/24/2013 8:42:21 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies ^ | December 20, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia handed down a scathing dissent in United States v. Windsor — the case in which the high court deemed the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional — he warned of the domino effect it would have on state bans on gay marriage. His prediction came true on Friday, when U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby ruled that Utah's 2004 ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. And Shelby even made note of Scalia's dissent at points in his ruling, citing it as part of his reasoning in striking down the Utah law. Scalia warned that...
  • Justice Scalia: 14th amendment for all, not ‘only the blacks’ (Michigan affirmative action case)

    10/19/2013 4:16:04 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    But Justice Antonin Scalia balked at that interpretation. “My goodness, I thought we’ve held that the 14th Amendment protects all races,” he said. “I mean, that was the argument in the early years, that it protected only the blacks. But I thought we rejected that.” He challenged Ms. Driver to cite one Supreme Court precedent that agreed the Equal Protection Clause was designed only to apply to blacks. She said she could not. The amendment in Michigan, known as ballot Proposal 2, targeted policies adopted by the governing boards and faculty at state schools including the University of Michigan, Michigan...
  • Justice Scalia and the Devil Spook the Liberal Media

    10/14/2013 7:39:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 49 replies ^ | Oct 14, 2013 | Michael Brown
    According to Cenk Uygur, co-host of the Young Turks and a self-described fervent agnostic, “We have a lunatic on the court.” He is speaking of Justice Antonin Scalia who stated in an interview with New York magazine that he believes in the existence of the devil. In the words of Uygur, that is “cuckoo for cocoa puffs.” Really?
  • The Devil’s Distractions: Whittaker Chambers on Satan in the Age of Reason

    10/09/2013 1:54:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | October 9, 2013 | JOSEPH SUNDE
    New York magazine’s fascinating interview with Justice Antonin Scalia offers much to enjoy, and as Joe Carter has already pointed out, one of the more striking exchanges centers on the existence of the Devil.When asked whether he has “seen evidence of the Devil lately,” Scalia offered the following: You know, it is curious. In the Gospels, the Devil is doing all sorts of things. He’s making pigs run off cliffs, he’s possessing people and whatnot. And that doesn’t happen very much anymore…What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God. He’s much more successful...
  • (Justice) Scalia says atheism 'favors the devil's desires'

    10/09/2013 4:57:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    religion blogs ^ | October 7, 2013 | Daniel Burke
    (CNN) - As the Supreme Court begins its new term Monday, the devil is not on the docket – but the Evil One apparently is on the mind of Justice Antonin Scalia.New York magazine has published a fascinating new interview with Scalia in which the outspoken jurist tackled a number of topics. But none seemed to surprise Scalia's interviewer, Jennifer Senior, more than his views on Satan.The interview was conducted on September 26, the 27th anniversary of Scalia's swearing-in as a justice on the high court. He is one of a record six Catholic justices on the Supreme Court.After Scalia...
  • In Conversation: Antonin Scalia

    10/07/2013 4:19:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 6, 2013 | Jennifer Senior
    On the eve of a new Supreme Court session, the firebrand justice discusses gay rights and media echo chambers, Seinfeld and the Devil, and how much he cares about his intellectual legacy (“I don’t”). On September 26—a day that just happened to be the 27th anniversary of his swearing-in as associate justice—Antonin Scalia entered the Supreme Court’s enormous East Conference Room so casually that one might easily have missed him. He is smaller than his king-size persona suggests, and his manner more puckish than formal. Washingtonians may know Scalia as charming and disarming, but most outsiders tend to regard him...
  • Justice Scalia: ‘I Hate The Redskins’ (Cowboys fan)

    09/09/2013 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Washington CBS ^ | September 9th, 2013
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinions are often viewed as controversial. This time, however, a question posed by the Houston Chronicle to the justice elicited an answer that may anger a new group of people – football fans in Washington, DC. “I’m not really much of a football fan,” he told the paper, when asked whether or not he supports the Washington Redskins. “To the extent I am, I hate the Redskins. In fact, I always root for Dallas,” Scalia replied.
  • In Snowmass, Justice Antonin Scalia says judges should not be policymakers

    07/22/2013 10:37:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | July 21, 2013 | Bob Ward
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia used the twin terrors of Nazi Germany and radical Islam to warn a Snowmass Village audience Saturday about the dangers of judicial activism. Speaking to a gathering of the Utah State Bar Association at the Westin Resort in Snowmass Village, the longest-serving justice on the nation’s highest court lamented a trend among federal judges, including his colleagues on the Supreme Court, to read and interpret the U.S. Constitution as a “living document” that changes over time. Scalia described himself as an “originalist” in his reading of legal texts. “I believe that texts should be...
  • Bill Maher Calls Out Scalia, Trump and Palin For Being More Racist Than Paula Deen (Beyond idiotic)

    06/29/2013 1:50:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | June 29, 2013 | Jason Easley
    Bill Maher claimed that Antonin Scalia, Sarah Palin, and Donald Trump are more racist than Paula Deen. Maher’s comments begin at the 5:35 mark of the video:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Maher said, Can I read a quote from Scalia, Justice Scalia about this? He said, and this is about the Voting Rights Act. He said, ‘Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political process.’ Just the fact that he talks about black people voting as an entitlement, that is so much more racist than anything Paula Deen ever said. And I don’t...
  • [SCOTUS rulings] Worse Than It Sounds, and It Cannot Be Cabined

    06/27/2013 3:17:57 AM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/13 | Hadley Arkes
    These decisions, handed down by the Court today, affect to be limited in their reach, but they are even worse than they appear, and they cannot be cabined. They lay down the predicates for litigation that will clearly unfold now, and with short steps sure to come, virtually all of the barriers to same-sex marriage in this country can be swept away. Even constitutional amendments, passed by so many of the states, can be overridden now. The engine put in place to power this drive is supplied by Justice Kennedy’s “hate speech,” offering itself as the opinion of the Court...
  • Scalia: 'High-Handed' Kennedy Has Declared Us 'Enemies of the Human Race'

    06/26/2013 9:53:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 126 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 26, 2013 | Tim Grieve
    Dissenting from this morning's opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Antonin Scalia – as expected – holds nothing back. In a ripping dissent, Scalia says that Justice Anthony Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage "enemies of the human race."
  • N.C. lawyers listen as Justice Scalia bemoans ‘moral arbiter’ on eve of gay marriage ruling

    06/24/2013 8:30:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies ^ | June 21, 2013 | Michael Gordon
    ASHEVILLE With a potentially ground-breaking decision on gay marriage expected next week, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Friday morning that he and other judges should stop setting moral standards concerning homosexuality and other issues. Why? We aren’t qualified, Scalia said. In a speech titled “Mullahs of the West: Judges as Moral Arbiters,” the outspoken and conservative jurist told the N.C. Bar Association that constitutional law is threatened by a growing belief in the “judge moralist.” In that role, judges are bestowed with special expertise to determine right and wrong in such matters as abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, the death penalty...
  • Supreme Court leaves door open to Arizona requiring additional proof of citizenship – Wait, what?

    06/18/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 6-18-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    7-2 decision practically invites Arizona to try again using proper administrative procedures Most of what you have heard in the media about the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona is incomplete to the point of misleading. It is true that the Court held that Arizona’s Proposition 200 (passed in 2004) requiring documentary proof of citizenship was invalid as contrary to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requirement that states “accept and use” the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) voter registration form which merely requires that a registrant affirm citizenship. But, this ruling essentially was...
  • Arizona: the Nothingburger Supreme Court Case

    06/18/2013 8:51:41 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 17 replies ^ | June 17, 2013 - 9:34 am | J. Christian Adams
    The case has nothing to do with voter ID, so anyone who says otherwise is wrong. The real action comes in the next week when the Court decides Shelby v. Holder. Today’s Arizona decision was next to meaningless.
  • Supreme Court ‘Produces Truly Strange Results’ in Arizona Decision

    06/18/2013 6:18:26 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    American Clarion ^ | June 18, 2013 | Gina Miller
    There is no end to the America-killing insanity coming from our enemy elites in Washington, and on Monday, the Supreme Court stupidly shot down a provision of Arizona’s voting law—which was approved by a 2004 referendum of the state’s residents—that required people to prove they are citizens of the United States when registering to vote by mail. Chief Justice John “Obamacare Turncoat” Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy (who concurred in part and concurred in the judgment) joined the commie-left wing of the Court in the ruling. In part, the Court used Article 1, Section 4 of the...
  • Left Loses Big in Citizenship-Verification Supreme Court Case

    06/17/2013 8:03:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Something perverse happened after the Supreme CourtÂ’s decision today invalidating citizenship-verification requirements in Arizona for registrants who use the federal voter registration form. The Left knows they lost most of the battle, but are still claiming victory. ThatÂ’s what they do. Election-integrity proponents and the states are saying they lost, but donÂ’t realize they really won. The Left wins even when they lose, and conservatives are often bewildered and outfoxed in the election-process game. Earlier today, I called the decision a nothingburger. After re-reading the case and reflecting a bit more, itÂ’s clear that the decision was a disaster for...
  • In dissent, Scalia joins with court’s liberals to blast police DNA testing without warrant

    06/03/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT · by South40 · 134 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/3/2013 | Kiz Goodwin
    The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Monday that police may take a DNA swab from people arrested for crimes without first getting a warrant to do so. In an unusual twist, the court's conservative firebrand, Antonin Scalia, joined three of his liberal colleagues in a scathing dissent that warns the court's decision paves the way for the creation of an invasive police state. Scalia called the decision's scope "vast" and "scary," and said the DNA collection is an unequivocal violation of Americans' Fourth Amendment right to be free from "unreasonable searches and seizures" of their bodies and homes....
  • Vanity - SCOTUS Watch June 3rd - June 7th

    06/03/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    It is that time of year where the SCOTUS makes its decisions for the term. Who knows what decisions will be handed down this week. I do not expect any gay marriage decisions until the final days of the term.
  • TREMOGLIE: A slur against Scalia An innocent remark is twisted into a bizarre absurdity

    05/03/2013 6:11:05 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-3-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    “It is plainly true that in our society blacks have suffered discrimination immeasurably greater than any directed at other racial groups.” These were the words of Justice Antonin Scalia, written in his concurring opinion in the 1989 Supreme Court case Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. The city of Richmond, Va., was sued over its policy of requiring that a certain percentage of city contracts be set aside for minority-owned businesses. Do these words written by Justice Scalia in the Croson case sound racist? Obviously, they are not. Yet, somehow Justice Scalia has been deemed a racist for... Read more:
  • Has Justice Scalia resigned from SCOTUS?

    03/30/2013 1:48:16 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 25 replies
    Vanity | 30 March, 2013 | LucianOfSamasota
    Has Justice Scalia resigned from SCOTUS? The Borowitz Report @ the New Yorker website published a report that Justice Scalia resigned SCOTUS over same sex 'marriage'. I don't see this headline one any other news source. The New Yorker does not allow FR to carry their content, so you will have to Google 'Borowitz' and 'Scalia Leaves' to find the article.
  • Scalia on Gay Marriage: ‘No Scientific Answer’ About Effects on Children (Audio)

    03/26/2013 10:41:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies ^ | March26, 2013 | Perry Starr
    During oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday over the constitutionality of a California law that reserves marriage as a union between one man and one woman, Justice Antonin Scalia said that the effects on children who are raised by same-sex couples is not confirmed by experts or science. “There's considerable disagreement among – among sociologists as to what the consequences of raising a child in a – in a single-sex family, whether that is harmful to the child or not,” Scalia said during the exchange between the justices and Charles Cooper, the attorney representing the petitioner in Hollingsworth...
  • ANTONIN SCALIA: 'When Did It Become Unconstitutional To Exclude Homosexual Couples From Marriage?'

    03/26/2013 2:41:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/26/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    During oral arguments today at the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia and attorney Ted Olson had a pointed exchange over whether same-sex marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Scalia's argument, which was advanced by Chief Justice John Roberts before him, was that when the institution of marriage developed historically, it was not done with the explicit intent of excluding gay and lesbian couples. "We don't prescribe law for the future," Scalia said. "We decide what the law is. I'm curious, when did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? 1791? 1868? When the Fourteenth...
  • Roberts and Scalia Are Right: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act no longer makes sense.

    03/07/2013 7:09:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2013 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Why are liberal activists exerting themselves so fervently to attack the points made by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia last week during the oral arguments in the Shelby County v. Holder case? Perhaps the justices’ critics are desperate to retain the unconstitutional preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which have given the Obama administration political and legal leverage in redistricting and other election-law challenges. The chief justice provided some reason last June, in his decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, to believe that such attacks might cause him to change his mind. But the recent attacks are...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan Browbeat Scalia over Voting Rights Act Argument

    03/03/2013 3:33:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/13 | Tony Lee
    Liberals have accused Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia of being the court's resident bully, but when two liberal female Suprem Court Justices--Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan--this week tried to browbeat Scalia and lawyers arguing against the Voting Rights Act's Section 5 pre-clearance requirement, the mainstream media hailed their efforts. In oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder on Wednesday, Scalia made the point that members of Congress have no reason whatsoever to vote against the extension of the Voting Rights Act and that he was "fairly confident it will be reenacted in perpetuity unless--unless a court can say it does...
  • Rachel Maddow: Antonin Scalia “a troll”

    03/01/2013 9:39:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/28/13 11:34 PM EST | Dylan Byers
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “a troll” on tonight’s edition of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Maddow was referencing Justice Scalia’s declaration that the Voting Rights Act was evidence of the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” a remark he made during a Wednesday’s hearing, at which Maddow was present. …
  • Three conservative justices absent themselves from SOTU

    02/13/2013 6:59:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2013 | Rick Moran
    I'm sure it's happened before, but I can't recall any previous State of the Union speech where justices refused to attend based on disagreements with the president. From Politico: "The conservative wing of the U.S. Supreme Court was absent from President Obama's Tuesday State of the Union address. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia declined to join their six other colleagues at the prime time address to Congress. During Obama's 2010 address, Alito was seen whispering the words "not true" during Obama's speech. Obama used his address to blast the court for their 2010 Citizens United case which...
  • Scalia: State of the Union "has turned into a childish spectacle"

    02/13/2013 7:59:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    <p>Scalia: State of the Union "has turned into a childish spectacle"</p> <p>WASHINGTON While his colleagues got ready to go to the Capitol, Justice Antonin Scalia sat on a stage across town and held forth about why, for the 16th consecutive year, he would not be joining them for the State of the Union.</p>
  • (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...
  • Why is Justice Scalia Wearing Sir Thomas More’s Hat?

    01/22/2013 8:19:47 AM PST · by SumProVita · 56 replies
    The Acton Institute ^ | January 22, 2013 | Joe Carter
    At most inaugural events the sartorial buzz is about what designer dress the First Lady is wearing. But yesterday everyone was more interested in a Supreme Court Justice’s hat. Many people were left wondering: Why is Antonin Scalia wearing a renaissance era painter’s hat?
  • Justice Scalia Defends Controversial Opinions About Gays At Princeton

    12/11/2012 9:58:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2012 | Abby Rogers
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia went to head to head Monday night with a gay student at Princeton University over the jurist's opinions about homosexuality. Duncan Hosie took issue with Scalia equating laws banning sodomy to laws against bestiality and murder. "It's a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the 'reduction to the absurd,'" Scalia said, according to the Associated Press. "If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?" The high court's most outspoken justice stressed he wasn't equating sodomy...
  • Scalia vs. Thomas Jefferson on secession: Will nation 'submit to government without limits'?

    11/14/2012 4:02:07 PM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Contemporary opinions, including those of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, say the idea of a state’s right to secede died with the hundreds of thousands of bloodied victims of the Civil War, and that the sentiment behind the dozens of petitions on a White House website seeking permission for most of the 50 individual governments to leave the union will be fruitless. But historians would note that even Thomas Jefferson, a “pole star among political philosophers because he based his politics on the eternal, self-evidence, fundamental truths that all men are created free and equal and that they are endowed...
  • Can Scalia Hold Out for Two Years? [vanity]

    11/12/2012 6:08:47 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 20 replies
    God bless Scalia. If he can hang in there for two more years, we have a chance. Here's the bottom line -- Scalia is a brilliant and patriotic conservative. But he's not a spring chicken any more. If he retires from the Supreme Court, then there's only thing stopping Obama from appointing another Kagan -- the Senate. This next off-year is 2014. We'll feel pain from now until then -- you can bet. But here's the bright side -- pain = votes [unless your candidate fails to rally conservatives]. It's a terrible way to gain ground, but America chose'em, not...
  • Justice Scalia on Restoring the Constitution: "I don't know that I'm optimistic."

    11/08/2012 6:36:21 PM PST · by SC_Pete · 77 replies
    ( – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said recently that--"especially after last term"--he does not know if he is confident the Constitution can be restored to its original meaning. He likened his own efforts to do so to the character "Frodo" in the Lord of the Rings, who fights the good fight not certain he will win. While discussing his new book Reading Law at Stanford University on Oct. 19, the Hoover Institution’s Peter Robinson quoted to Scalia a passage from Scalia's book, Reading Law: "Originalism does not always provide an easy answer, or even a clear one. Originalism is...
  • Uncommon Knowledge with Justice Antonin Scalia

    11/03/2012 6:57:46 AM PDT · by GoodDay · 3 replies
    Uncommon Knowledge — Hoover Institution, Stanford University ^ | October 30, 2012 | Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visits Uncommon Knowledge for a wide ranging interview including the living constitution, Roe v. Wade, Congress' relationship to the court, and to discuss his new book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.
  • 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: Abortion, death penalty "easy" cases

    10/05/2012 2:37:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/5/2012
    Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve. Scalia calls himself a "textualist" and, as he related to a few hundred people who came to buy his new book and hear him speak in Washington the other day, that means he applies the words in the Constitution as they were understood by the people who wrote and adopted them. So Scalia parts company with former colleagues who have come to believe capital punishment is unconstitutional. The framers of the...
  • Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases

    10/05/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 5, 2012 | MARK SHERMAN
    Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve. Scalia calls himself a ‘‘textualist’’ and, as he related to a few hundred people who came to buy his new book and hear him speak in Washington the other day, that means he applies the words in the Constitution as they were understood by the people who wrote and adopted them. So Scalia parts company with former colleagues who have come to believe capital punishment is unconstitutional. The framers of the...
  • Scalia Was "Furious" At Roberts Vote On Healthcare Law, Says Toobin Book

    09/18/2012 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Jeffrey Toobin's latest book portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as increasingly cranky and partisan — and infuriated with Chief Justice John Roberts over the court's recent decisions on healthcare and immigration. Toobin, who writes for The New Yorker and also covers the court for CNN, credits Scalia for a sea change in how both sides of the political spectrum think about the law. But he says the justice's bombast has become off-putting to more even-tempered colleagues.
  • Scalia was 'furious' at Roberts vote on healthcare law, says Toobin book

    09/18/2012 5:33:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Jeffrey Toobin's latest book portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as increasingly cranky and partisan — and infuriated with Chief Justice John Roberts over the court's recent decisions on healthcare and immigration. Toobin, who writes for The New Yorker and also covers the court for CNN, credits Scalia for a sea change in how both sides of the political spectrum think about the law. But he says the justice's bombast has become off-putting to more even-tempered colleagues. Toobin's latest book, "The Oath," chronicling the Roberts court and the Obama presidency, is being released today. Here are 5 key takeaways: Scalia...
  • Scalia Flummoxed About Natural Born Citizenship (Mr. Constitution claims he doesn't know)

    09/06/2012 12:35:47 PM PDT · by kreitzer · 186 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/31/12 | Larry KIayman
    The Constitution is as clear as the nose on your face. According to Article II, Section 1, to be eligible to be president or vice president of the United States one must be a “natural born citizen.” That means born in the United States to two American citizen parents. The framers, concerned about destructive foreign influences at a time of the founding of the nation, were wary that the foreign biases of parents could tragically influence the country’s leadership, especially during its formative years. Being largely from England themselves, with British parents, the framers also knew and lived among Tories...
  • Scalia flummoxed about natural born citizenship

    09/01/2012 6:31:40 AM PDT · by GregNH · 177 replies
    WND ^ | 9/01/2012 | Larry Klayman
    [SNIP]Last week, I had the occasion to cross paths with “revered” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia has been for many years the darling of conservatives, a judge who they believed had the guts to enforce the Rule of Law and the Constitution in the face of corrosive influences, foreign and domestic. I took the occasion to ask him a simple question, one he would be able to answer. I asked the “constitutionalist” Scalia what he believed to be the definition of “natural born citizen,” without asking him to render an opinion on whether Obama was eligible to be president,...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia on Q & A (Live on C-Span at 8PM EST tonight)

    07/29/2012 4:54:29 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 15 replies
    C-Span ^ | 7/29/12 | Justice Antonin Scalia
    This week on Q & A, our guest is Justice Antonin Scalia.