Skip to comments.Justice Scalia Found Trump 'Fascinating' and 'Refreshing'
Posted on 01/15/2018 7:18:17 PM PST by Kaslin
The late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was a fan of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Bryan Garner a friend and now biographer of Scalia told The Wall Street Journal Monday.
Garner, a long-time literary collaborator with Scalia and friend, said that the late justice “thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank.”
He had spent two weeks in 2016 traveling with Justice Scalia through several Asian countries just a week before his death.
Garner added that while Scalia liked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, “he was fascinated by the fact that Trump was so outspoken in an unfiltered way, and therefore we were seeing something a little more genuine than a candidate whose every utterance is airbrushed.”
Garner did go on to specify that Scalia’s approval of Trump’s campaign were during the “early days in the campaign,” and “shouldn’t be looked at through the lens of everything that’s happened since.” He declined to speculate on how the late justice would have viewed other aspects of the Trump presidency.
His decade-long friendship with Scalia is captured in Garner’s book “Nino and Me,” which comes out Tuesday.
Garner is a legal dictionary editor who collaborated with Scalia to produce a book on legal persuasion, “Making Your Case,” and a book on statutory construction, “Reading Law.”
“It looked for a time that we might actually break up the collaboration over contractions,” Garner said of their, sometimes rocky, partnership. He argued contractions help readability while Scalia thought they diminished the dignity of court opinions.
Interestingly, Garner, a Republican with libertarian sympathies, does not share Scalia’s views on abortion, same-sex marriage, and gun control. Their friendship flourished nonetheless.
“It’s fundamentally a book about friendship,” Garner said of his book.
No wonder they had him murdered.
Stop it with these conspiracies theories. You have no proof. People do die in their sleep.
Well, there’s the Podesta email...
What “proof” do you need? Is a plausible theory enough?
Or you want the murder weapon and DNA evidence?
I really miss The good Justice. He was incredible, I only hope we manage to get a few more like him. It will be the salvation of this nation.
BUT, Ill bet there are some really interesting discussions going on up in heaven.
... With a pillow over their face?
No wonder he had to die. What unbeatable combination!
Yeah, what evidence? Wasnt it all incinerated within 24 hours?
There’s no proof (yet) about the pile-up of bodies associated with the Clintons, but I believe that as well.
“Is a plausible theory enough?”
yeah but so far you’re at the Wild Ass Guess phase
No, Kaslin’s right.
We don’t have any proof.
All we do have is a whole bunch of....well, curiosities.
JMHO, best thing to do is keep on gathering them up and stick them all in a nice tidy file with an appropriate label (The old english phrase “Too Clever By Half” strikes me as a reasonable choice) until the day that either those accumulated curiosities begin to brew and meld and stink just a bit and “somebody” talks a bit too much and a really bright prosecutor hauls some decrepit old hulk (and equally ancient accomplices) up on long-overdue charges. While we sit and chuckle and share some nice fresh popcorn.
Meantime, we can be patient. Gathering curiosities almost demands it since hurrying could lead to missing something absolutely vital.
Ain’t a Statute of Limitations on stuff like this anyway and I always have been partial to having my revenge or justice served very, very cold.
My father was also 79, and for all appearances very healthy, when he had a heart attack and died. Unlike Scalia, he wasn’t sleeping, but the point is that it is not so unusual. Tragic and sad, yes, but not unusual.
Two more reasons for Arkancide.
Had Scalia been a left wing jurist, the identity of his murderer would already be known.