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  • '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...
  • Antonin Scalia: No right to secede

    02/17/2010 9:08:09 AM PST · by Palter · 276 replies · 4,041+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 17 Feb 2010 | Robert Barnes
    Is there a right to secede from the Union, or did the Civil War settle that? Certain Tea Partiers have raised the possibility of getting out while the getting's good, setting off a round of debate on legal blogs. The more cerebral theorists at the smart legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy question whether such a right exists. Enter a New York personal injury lawyer, and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The lawyer, Eric Turkewitz, says his brother Dan, a screenwriter, put just such a question to all of the Supreme Court justices in 2006 -- he was working on an...
  • Which Supreme Court Justice are you?

    01/24/2010 6:02:41 PM PST · by Tarkin · 120 replies · 2,164+ views
    See which SCOTUS Justice has an ideology that is closest to your own.
  • Antonin Scalia vs. John Paul Stevens

    01/23/2010 3:00:57 AM PST · by free1977free · 54 replies · 1,478+ views
    Counting the majority opinion and the various partial concurrences and dissents, today’s landmark First Amendment decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission clocks in a hefty 183-pages. But one thing that jumped right out while reading the dissent (it’s also a concurrence, in parts) written by Justice John Paul Stevens and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor, is Stevens' angry tone. He calls the idea that the First Amendment forbids distinctions between individuals and individuals organized as a corporation “a glittering generality” with no foundation in the law, and later declares, “Under the majority's...
  • Scalia takes unlikely stance in custody case

    01/13/2010 12:27:43 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 14 replies · 1,019+ views
    Associated Press via MSNBC ^ | January 12, 2010 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia practically hisses when his colleagues consult foreign law to help interpret the U.S. Constitution. But on Tuesday, Scalia found himself looking approvingly to other countries in a case over an international custody dispute. The court is taking its first look at how American authorities handle the Hague Convention on child abduction, aimed at preventing one parent from taking a child to another country without the other parent's permission. "The purpose of a treaty is to have everybody doing the same thing," Scalia said, "and I think, if it's a case of some ambiguity,...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia: The Supreme Court Needs Fewer “Judges”

    01/08/2010 3:11:40 PM PST · by T Christopher · 8 replies · 810+ views
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | T Christopher
    Justice Antonin Scalia made a public appearance Monday speaking to roughly 600 people at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi. The event was sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Law and the Mission First Legal Aid Office. As is usually the case when Justice Scalia makes public appearances, he spoke largely off the cuff and provided yet another reminder why he’s the greatest Supreme Court Justice of this or any generation for that matter. He spoke about a number of topics including the citation of foreign law in American courts, the ever-increasing caseload of the Highest Court, and...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia: Advocates of Using Foreign Law Ignore Abortion Decisions

    01/07/2010 3:55:47 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 706+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/7/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Law. There, he said activists who back the use of international law in the U.S. legal system are selective when they want to use it. Scalia oppose the use of international law and decisions by foreign courts to interpret the Constitution."If there was any thought absolutely foreign to the founders of our country, surely it was the notion that we Americans should be governed the way Europeans are," he said, according to the Jackson Free Press newspaper."I dare...
  • A Man of Influence (book review of Antonin Scalia biography)

    01/02/2010 4:55:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 686+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2009 | Jeffrey Rosen
    Love him or hate him, Antonin Scalia has had a greater influence on the way Americans debate the law today than any other modern Supreme Court justice. Conservatives hail Scalia as the founding prophet of their true faith — the Jurisprudence of Original Understanding — and the leader of the opposition to moral relativism and judicial imperialism in the age of Obama. [...] It’s hard to write a fair-minded biography of such a polarizing figure, but that’s what Joan Biskupic has done with “American Original.” ... On the court, Scalia has shown a disdain for elites that keeps him not...
  • Scalia: Some on court inventing rights

    10/27/2009 7:05:14 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 1,728+ views
    EastValleyTribune ^ | October 26, 2009 | Howard Fischer
    One of the most conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday his more liberal colleagues are trying to manufacture new constitutional rights that were never intended by the drafters. “The fight is about the Supreme Court inventing new rights nobody ever thought existed,” Justice Antonin Scalia said in an appearance at the University of Arizona College of Law. “Right to abortion?” he asked. “Come on. Nobody thought it violated anything in the Constitution for 200 years. It was criminal.” The same, said Scalia, is true of homosexual sodomy. Yet the nation’s high court has struck down state laws...
  • Flood of Liberal News and Bloggers Falsely Claim Justice Scalia is Against Desegregation

    10/27/2009 3:54:42 PM PDT · by PatriotJG · 5 replies · 752+ views
    Unspun America ^ | October 27, 2009
    Earlier today, Liberal news makers and bloggers such as the Huffington Post rushed to their keyboards to make another attack on Conservatism. They were responding to a rumor going around that Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia had claimed he would have been against the decision of the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. ...
  • The Commerce Clause, The Federal Judiciary, and Tyranny (or How Scalia Helped Screw America)

    10/16/2009 8:29:12 AM PDT · by Huck · 407 replies · 5,391+ views
    self | 10/15/09 | Huck
    Introduction In this essay I will attempt to show that the powers granted to the Federal Judiciary were excessive, that the creation of an all-powerful, unaccountable Supreme Court was a grave error that made the expansion of Federal power inevitable, and virtually limitless. I will then provide a brief investigation into the original meaning of the Commerce Clause. Last, I will argue that the harm created through Commerce Clause jurisprudence appears irreversible, having been upheld and applied by Justice Scalia and the liberal wing of the Court as recently as 2005. If Justice Scalia not only unwilling to overturn past...
  • Are Lawyers A Productive Part of Society?

    10/05/2009 10:14:32 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 16 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 10-5-2009 | Paul Cassell
    The ABA Journal has this interesting thought attributed to Justice Scalia. Asked to comment on whether the quality of advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court was too low, Justice Scalia is quoted as saying: “I used to have just the opposite reaction. I used to be disappointed that so many of the best minds in the country were being devoted to this enterprise. “I mean there’d be a … public defender from Podunk, you know, and this woman is really brilliant, you know. Why isn’t she out inventing the automobile or, you know, doing something productive for this society? “I...
  • 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.
  • Barney Frank calls Justice Scalia a 'homophobe'

    08/19/2009 9:19:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 81 replies · 3,437+ views
    http://www.myfoxboston.com ^ | Last Updated 19 Aug 2009 | Jim Armstrong
    Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe" in a recent interview with the gay news Web site 365gay.com . The Democratic lawmaker, who is gay, was discussing gay marriage and his expectation that the high court would some day be called upon to decide whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny recognition to same-sex marriages. "I wouldn't want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court," said Frank. The video of the interview is available online. Frank's office...
  • Obama Committing Fraud and Treason: Multiple Grand Juries (Part I)

    07/05/2009 2:49:50 PM PDT · by libh8er · 56 replies · 3,567+ views
    PRAVDA ^ | 7.5.09 | Neil Turner
    What everyone knows: Most of America knows (beyond any reasonable doubt) that Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Hussein Obama) is not Constitutionally eligible to hold the office of President of the United States (POTUS) and Commander in Chief (CinC) (per Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the U.S.). Most of America also knows (beyond any reasonable doubt) that the members of Congress (all 535 of them), the Federal Courts, the Supreme Court, and ALL the Media (including FNC) are either ‘in the tank for’ or ‘paid off or intimidated by’ the illegitimate, criminal and Treasonous presumed President and Commander...
  • If Frank Ricci Loses, Blame Scalia

    06/17/2009 2:55:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 1,545+ views
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | Richard Thompson Ford
    Many conservatives have taken up the cause of Frank Ricci, a New Haven, Conn., firefighter who sued the city, claiming that officials discriminated against him when they rejected the results of a promotion exam, on which he did well, because all but one of the top scoring candidates were white. Ricci's claim is now before the Supreme Court. I've written about it once to explain why Ricci's argument is a threat to an important part of modern civil rights law, and I'm writing again now because a lot of people have suggested that Ricci has been treated unusually and unfairly...
  • BREAKING: USSC delays Chrysler asset sale!

    06/08/2009 1:08:48 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 293 replies · 18,628+ views
    CNBC Breaking News (live) ^ | 08 JUL 09 | dcbryan1
    Breaking on CNBC: USSC delays Chyrsler asset sale! Mourdock: USe of Tarp Funds in automotive industry was illegal Obama admin had urged USSC NOT to keep chrysler deal on hold
  • Justice Scalia LIVE on CSPAN3 now

    05/29/2009 7:14:38 AM PDT · by knarf · 6 replies · 1,154+ views
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  • Michigan v. Jackson overruled!

    05/26/2009 9:15:52 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 83 replies · 10,377+ views
    Supreme Court of the United Stats ^ | 05-26-2009 | Antonin Scalia
    Syllabus At a preliminary hearing required by Louisiana law, petitioner Montejo was charged with first-degree murder, and the court ordered the appointment of counsel. Later that day, the police read Montejo his rights under Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U. S. 436, and he agreed to go along on a trip to locate the murder weapon. During the excursion,he wrote an inculpatory letter of apology to the victim’s widow. Upon returning, he finally met his court-appointed attorney. At trial, his letter was admitted over defense objection, and he was convicted and sentenced to death. Affirming, the State Supreme Court rejected his...
  • Scalia not a big fan of OSU law graduates

    05/19/2009 7:58:38 AM PDT · by staytrue · 16 replies · 2,193+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2009 7:32 AM | Alan Johnson ajohnson@dispatch.com
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia respects Ohio Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton but apparently not the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. According to The New York Times' Adam Liptak, Scalia's colorful talk at the American University Washington College of Law last month focused on law graduates who get prestigious jobs as U.S. Supreme Court clerks. "By and large," Scalia said, "I'm going to be picking from the law schools that, basically, are the hardest to get into. They admit the best and the brightest, and they may not teach very well, but you can't make a sow's ear...
  • National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 8, 2009

    05/06/2009 4:32:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies · 1,380+ views
    proecclesia.blogspot.com ^ | 4/22/2009 | Jay Anderson
    The 6th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will take place on May 8, 2009: 6th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Mass Thursday, May 7, 6:30 pm The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. ---- National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Friday, May 8 - 7:45 am Hilton Washington 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (Doors open at 6:45 am - Rosary at 7:15 am) Among those who already believe this event to be just some "right-wing" Catholic gathering organized by "stalwart Republican operatives" to "advance the divisive partisanship of the right and seek to hijack Catholic teaching for the...
  • Fordham Law Class Collects Personal Info About Scalia; Supreme Ct. Justice Is Steamed

    05/01/2009 10:52:29 PM PDT · by HaplessToad · 20 replies · 2,503+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | Apr 29, 2009, 01:58 pm CDT | By Martha Neil
    Last year, when law professor Joel Reidenberg wanted to show his Fordham University class how readily private information is available on the Internet, he assigned a group project. It was collecting personal information from the Web about himself. This year, after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made public comments that seemingly may have questioned the need for more protection of private information, Reidenberg assigned the same project. Except this time Scalia was the subject, the prof explains to the ABA Journal in a telephone interview. His class turned in a 15-page dossier that included not only Scalia's home address,...
  • Lawsuit targets Iraq war's validity

    04/28/2009 8:50:16 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,612+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 22 April 2009 | Joe Ryan
    Rutgers prof: Bush ignored Constitution When lawyers and judges cite the original intent of the framers of the Constitution, they're often marshaling conservative arguments. And Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, noted for his right-leaning views, is a leading figure in the stick-to-the-original-text school of jurisprudence. But conservatives don't hold a monopoly on the theory. In federal court in Newark yesterday, a Rutgers University law professor arguing a lawsuit on behalf of a peace group told a judge that President George W. Bush violated the Constitution's initial intent when he ordered the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Frank Askin, founder of the...
  • FERRARA: Rush's fans have rights, too

    04/05/2009 5:56:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 44 replies · 4,764+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2009 | Peter Ferrara
    While President Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares to attack conservative talk radio with some version of the Fairness Doctrine, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in open court last week may have thrown a bombshell into those plans. During oral argument in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, Justice Scalia said, "Do you think that there's a possibility that the First Amendment interest is greater when what the government is trying to stifle is not just a speaker who wants to say something but also a hearer who wants to hear what the speaker has to say?"...
  • A Gay Old Time

    03/24/2009 12:54:51 PM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 11 replies · 1,519+ views
    Massachusetts News Platoon ^ | 3/24/09 | D. R. Tucker
    The Boston Globe reports today on efforts to expand same-sex marriage throughout New England. "Little more than five years after the Supreme Judicial Court legalized marriage for same-sex couples in Massachusetts, gay advocates say they're coming closer to their goal of extending gay marriage to all New England states by 2012," reporter David Abel writes. "...Last year, Connecticut joined Massachusetts to become the second state in the country to allow same-sex marriage. Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and California permit civil unions, but advocates for gay marriage say it does not afford the same rights as marriage. A court decision...
  • Scalia Urges Patience with Barney Frank’s Heterophobia

    03/24/2009 12:26:16 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies · 3,113+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 3/24/2009 | Scott Ott
    (2009-03-24) — After Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA, admitted he feared a Supreme Court ruling on homosexual marriage because “that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current Court“, the associate justice called on all Americans to “have patience with Rep. Frank as he struggles with his heterophobia.” “Barney Frank, accustomed as he is to putting like with like, apparently fears things that are hetero…meaning different,” Mr. Scalia said. “Under our Constitution, the judicial and legislative branches are not homo — meaning the same. If the people want to create law about issues not mentioned in the Constitution, they...
  • Barney Frank: Calls Antonin Scalia 'That Homophobe'

    03/22/2009 6:30:23 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 39 replies · 2,313+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 22 March 2009 | EC
    Barney Frank was on 365 Gay... some gay TV news show, where he called Antonin Scalia "that homophobe." This clip is at least as notable for the fact that it features gay news (who knew they had that?) as it is for Barney Frank's hateful slur. And to think, all this time I always assumed that gay news watchers had to settle for MSNBC. He probably thought no one who cares would hear it on Gay TV, but me.... I never miss an episode.
  • Rep. Frank Calls Supreme Court Justice Scalia a ‘Homophobe’ During ‘365 Gay’ Interview (video)

    03/22/2009 12:24:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 4,171+ views
    365 Gay ^ | March 22, 2009
    "I wouldn't want to go to the United States Supreme Court now."
  • Barney Frank: Antonin Scalia is a ‘Homophobe’

    03/20/2009 2:01:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 92 replies · 5,185+ views
    Barney Frank: Antonin Scalia is a ‘Homophobe’ Friday, March 20, 2009 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said in an interview Friday on 365gay.com that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a “homophobe.” “At some point, [the Defense of Marriage Act] is going to have to go to the United States Supreme Court,” Frank said. “I wouldn’t want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court.” Frank also said in the...
  • 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...
  • Scalia: You need 4 votes for Obama eligibility case

    03/10/2009 6:35:13 PM PDT · by hope · 132 replies · 7,782+ views
    WND ^ | 3-10-09 | Bob Unruh
    A lawyer lobbying the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president says a key conservative justice has hinted that another conservative justice has been voting against hearing the dispute. According to Orly Taitz, a California attorney working through her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation on several cases challenging Obama, said she was presented with an opportunity to ask a question of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia yesterday. The issue of Obama's eligibility has been raised before the Supreme Court at least four times already but has yet to be given...
  • Scalia: You need 4 votes for Obama eligibility case

    03/11/2009 4:15:30 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 44 replies · 4,309+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 10, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A lawyer lobbying the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president says a key conservative justice has hinted that another conservative justice has been voting against hearing the dispute. According to Orly Taitz, a California attorney working through her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation on several cases challenging Obama, said she was presented with an opportunity to ask a question of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia yesterday. The issue of Obama's eligibility has been raised before the Supreme Court at least four times already but has yet to be given...
  • Dr. Taitz meets Justice Scalia (re: Obama)

    03/10/2009 11:33:32 AM PDT · by rxsid · 1 replies · 1,825+ views
    Defend Our Freedoms ^ | 3/10/2009 | rxsid
    Meeting Justice Scalia [snip] At any rate I got to this meeting with Scalia. I stood there the whole time right by the mic, just to make sure I have an opportunity to ask a question. Only four lawyers out of about 300 in the audience got to ask their questions and I was lucky to be one of them. I told Scalia, that I was an attorney that filed Lightfoot v Bowen that Chief Justice Roberts distributed for conference on Jan 23 and now i represent 9 State reps and 120 military officers, many of them high ranked and...
  • “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”:DEFINED BY 14TH AMENDMENT FRAMERS AND IN TREATISE RELIED ON BY SCALIA

    12/11/2008 3:30:02 PM PST · by STARWISE · 170 replies · 5,563+ views
    Natural Born Citizen ^ | 12-11-08 | Leo Donofrio
    PREAMBLE This week has been quite enlightening as to the blatantly obvious fact that our “Fourth Estate” press corps have been transmogrified into propaganda ponies polly wanna crackering whatever may be handed down to them from “The One Corporation - your source for everything…” (cue eery theme tune). They don’t report the news anymore. No. Now they tell you what they want the news to be. There’s a huge difference. For the record, my law suit was brought to remove three candidates from the ballots - three candidates who have big Constitutional issues as to their eligibility. At the time...
  • Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz "natural born citizen" (about Obama's foreign father)

    12/08/2008 8:52:15 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 26 replies · 2,671+ views
    Renew America ^ | 12/09/2008 | Arlen Williams
    Justice Scalia, by referring Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz to committee on Dec. 12 may allow the Supreme Court to decide upon Barack Obama's status as a presidential candidate before the currently scheduled Electoral College election day, December 15. This case is essentially similar to the case of Leo Donofrio, who assisted Connecticut lawyer, Cort Wrotnoski, in drafting it. According to Donofrio, the basis is very much the same (not essentially about the birth certificate, but regarding a foreign father) and it includes additional corroborative research and/or reasoning. Also, the history of this case is less problematic for the Supreme Court (SCOTUS)...
  • Scalia Accepts Cort Wrotnowski Case on Obama Citizenship to Conference

    12/08/2008 8:50:10 PM PST · by Jay777 · 112 replies · 7,309+ views
    Supreme Court ^ | 8 Dec 08 | Unknown
    No. 08A469 Title: Cort Wrotnowski, Applicant v. Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Secretary of State Docketed: Lower Ct: Supreme Court of Connecticut Case Nos.: (SC 18264) ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nov 25 2008 Application (08A469) for stay and/or injunction, submitted to Justice Ginsburg. Nov 26 2008 Application (08A469) denied by Justice Ginsburg. Nov 29 2008 Application (08A469) refiled and submitted to Justice Scalia. Dec 8 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2008. Dec 8 2008 Application (08A469) referred to the Court by Justice Scalia. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~Phone~~~ Attorneys for Petitioner: Cort Wrotnowski 1057 North Street (202) 862-8554 Greenwich, CT 06831...
  • Wrotnowski Case Referred to Full Court by Justice Scalia

    12/08/2008 11:28:55 AM PST · by LongIslandConservative · 304 replies · 18,758+ views
    SCOTUS ^ | 12/08/2008 | SCOTUS
    No. 08A469 Title: Cort Wrotnowski, Applicant v. Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Secretary of State Docketed: Lower Ct: Supreme Court of Connecticut Case Nos.: (SC 18264) ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nov 25 2008 Application (08A469) for stay and/or injunction, submitted to Justice Ginsburg. Nov 26 2008 Application (08A469) denied by Justice Ginsburg. Nov 29 2008 Application (08A469) refiled and submitted to Justice Scalia. Dec 8 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2008. Dec 8 2008 Application (08A469) referred to the Court by Justice Scalia.
  • +400 articles Donofrio Suit articles VS 0 Cort Wrotnowski/Scalia artilces

    12/08/2008 3:14:20 PM PST · by ckilmer · 24 replies · 3,124+ views
    Dec 8, 2008
    Here's the google search for obama birth certificate No. 08A469 Title: Cort Wrotnowski, Applicant v. Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Secretary of State Docketed: Lower Ct: Supreme Court of Connecticut Case Nos.: (SC 18264) ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nov 25 2008 Application (08A469) for stay and/or injunction, submitted to Justice Ginsburg. Nov 26 2008 Application (08A469) denied by Justice Ginsburg. Nov 29 2008 Application (08A469) refiled and submitted to Justice Scalia. Dec 8 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2008. Dec 8 2008 Application (08A469) referred to the Court by Justice Scalia. http://origin.www.supremecourtus.gov/docket/08a469.htm
  • Chasm dividing Americans over birth certificate widens

    11/28/2008 9:00:33 PM PST · by ckilmer · 283 replies · 7,178+ views
    WND ^ | November 28, 2008
    The chasm between those who want President-elect Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate to verify his eligibility to hold the nation's highest office and those who simply support the Democrat is widening. "The Constitution means what we today decide it means," opined one participant on a new WND forum that offers readers an opportunity to express their opinion on the birth certificate dispute.
  • Scalia: Foreign law isn't ours

    11/20/2008 9:18:33 AM PST · by Daffynition · 49 replies · 1,844+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 19, 2008 | MARY FLOOD
    Judges who use foreign laws to interpret the U.S. Constitution are rewriting it rather than respecting its founders, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a roomful of judges and top lawyers in Houston on Monday night. "I fear the courts' use of foreign law in interpreting the Constitution will continue at an accelerated pace," the 72-year-old conservative jurist said. Scalia spoke at a $150-a-head steak and potatoes dinner sponsored by the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association and held at the Hyatt Regency Houston downtown. Before talking for about 30 minutes, the jurist autographed copies of a book...
  • Scalia brings original view of justice to Lubbock

    11/15/2008 8:28:40 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 12 replies · 734+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | Saturday, November 15, 2008 | Logan G. Carver
    One of the most controversial justices on the U.S. Supreme Court is sometimes at controversy with himself. Justice Antonin Scalia explained to a large crowd Friday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall how his ardent belief in the quest to interpret the Constitution as its writers intended sometimes puts him at odds with his own personal beliefs. Scalia illustrated his conundrum by pointing to his vote upholding flag burning as a protected means of free speech. "You have a right to express contempt for the country, for the flag, for the government, for the president, for the Supreme...
  • Warner: Scalia Thomas Not Mainstream

    10/09/2008 2:00:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 654+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | OCT 8, 2008 | www.youtube.com
    Warner: Scalia Thomas Not Mainstream Jim Gilmore supports constitutionalist judges and supports the overturn of Roe v Wade calling it a bad decision. Mark Warner says justices Scalia and Thomas are outside the mainstream when asked about Roe v Wade and the justices he would support. Roanoke VA Senate Debate Friday October 3, 2008 Warner: Scalia Thomas Not Mainstream  
  • Conservative judges fault Scalia opinion on guns

    09/27/2008 9:49:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies · 1,657+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/27/8 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is no stranger to criticism. He gives as good as he gets. But two recent critiques of his opinion in the landmark decision guaranteeing people the right keep guns at home for self-defense are notable because they come from respected fellow conservative federal judges. The judges, J. Harvie Wilkinson of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., and Richard Posner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, take Scalia to task for engaging in the same sort of judicial activism he regularly disdains. Wilkinson was interviewed...
  • Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Nothing Qualifies Judge to Create Abortion Right

    09/16/2008 4:27:26 PM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies · 586+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 16, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Justice Antonin Scalia is one of the most outspoken jurists on the Supreme Court when it comes to talking about abortion. Scalia repeated the mantra on Monday that he's presented to college students and community forums about how the high court doesn't have the power to declare a right to abortion. During a speech at Utah State University's Taggart Student Center, where 1,700 people came to hear the respected judge tell it like it is, Scalia criticized those jurists who engage in what he called "abstract moralizing." In addition to faulty decisions like Roe v. Wade, Scalia said it results...
  • Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Nothing Qualifies Judge to Create Abortion Right

    09/16/2008 4:24:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 733+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/16/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Justice Antonin Scalia is one of the most outspoken jurists on the Supreme Court when it comes to talking about abortion. Scalia repeated the mantra on Monday that he's presented to college students and community forums about how the high court doesn't have the power to declare a right to abortion.During a speech at Utah State University's Taggart Student Center, where 1,700 people came to hear the respected judge tell it like it is, Scalia criticized those jurists who engage in what he called "abstract moralizing."In addition to faulty decisions like Roe v. Wade, Scalia said...
  • Supreme opportunity: New England Law students get chance to study with Justice Antonin Scalia

    09/16/2008 1:45:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies · 204+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | September 16, 2008 | Rochelle Stewart
    Karalyn O’Brien of Mendon didn’t think she’d ever be able to study law with a U.S. Supreme Court justice, nor did Pamela Tankle of Dorchester. But this past summer, the two students from the New England Law Boston, formerly known as the New England School of Law, did just that. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia taught a course through the school at a satellite location in Galway, Ireland, titled Separation of Powers. The course examined some of the principle decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court dealing with that topic, including cases pertaining to appointment and removal of executive officers, delegation...
  • SCALIA THE ENEMY

    07/19/2008 5:08:23 PM PDT · by Interposition · 89 replies · 399+ views
    American Life League, Inc. ^ | May 28, 2008 | Judie Brown
    SCALIA THE ENEMYby Judie BrownReleased May 28, 2008It came as no surprise when a dear friend, Andy V. of Minnesota, wrote me concerning a comment Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made during an interview with Leslie Stahl on 60 Minutes on April 27. Since I never watch network programming, which is, I presume, a blessing, I simply had no idea what the Catholic Scalia had said. Perhaps you did, but in case you are uninformed, the following is from the transcript of that interview:"What is the connection between your Catholicism, your Jesuit education, and your judicial philosophy?" Stahl asks. "It...
  • **Scalia's Selective History (BARF ALERT)**

    07/02/2008 9:09:12 PM PDT · by Cyropaedia · 32 replies · 425+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2008 | Jack Rakove
    Scalia's selective historyBy Jack RakoveAppeals to the evidence of history figured prominently in last week's Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia vs. Heller, striking down a sweeping ban on handguns and affirming that the 2nd Amendment protects a fundamentally individual right "to keep and bear arms." Yet read the two main opinions by Justices Antonin Scalia (for the conservative majority) and John Paul Stevens (in dissent), and you will see that different ways of defining and reading what counts as historical evidence expose a fault line between them.One would have to be terribly naive to think that how these...
  • Jersey-born judges get it right on guns

    07/01/2008 2:01:28 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 23 replies · 300+ views
    NJ Voices ^ | July 01, 2008 | Paul Mulshine
    I was walking around Rutgers the other day when I came upon a memorial to students who had fought in World War II. The list of names was impressive, but I imagine most major universities in America have similar memorials. It was only when I happened to walk by Old Queens that I noticed something you wouldn't see on just any campus. It was a plaque honoring the Rutgers men who had fought in the Revolutionary War. Nearby is the spot from which Alexander Hamilton directed cannon fire against the British in cover of George Washington's army. You don't see...