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Justice Scalia Found Trump 'Fascinating' and 'Refreshing'
Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Lauretta Brown

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.


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1 posted on 01/15/2018 7:18:17 PM PST by Kaslin
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“Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.” ― Antonin Scalia
2 posted on 01/15/2018 7:26:02 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
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To: Kaslin

No wonder they had him murdered.


3 posted on 01/15/2018 7:27:38 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Stop it with these conspiracies theories. You have no proof. People do die in their sleep.


4 posted on 01/15/2018 7:31:01 PM PST by Kaslin (Quid est Veritas?: What Is Truth?)
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To: Kaslin

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?


5 posted on 01/15/2018 7:32:08 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Kaslin

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, I’ll bet there are some really interesting discussions going on up in heaven.


6 posted on 01/15/2018 7:32:39 PM PST by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

... With a pillow over their face?


7 posted on 01/15/2018 7:33:37 PM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Thanking the Lord Jesus every day for President Donald J. Trump!")
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To: TigerClaws; SkyPilot; Roman_War_Criminal; Travis McGee; Diogenesis; null and void
[No wonder they had him murdered.]

Wetwork didn't mean pool parties at the vineyard.....for DNC/Bill Clinton's John Podesta ..... figures why they had Seth Rich murdered too - wasn't it him that let this get out?

My image of the Podesta email and Cibolo Ranch is missing. Gotta get a new copy.
8 posted on 01/15/2018 7:34:17 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Kaslin

No wonder he had to die. What unbeatable combination!


9 posted on 01/15/2018 7:43:38 PM PST by Crucial
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To: TigerClaws

Yeah, what evidence? Wasn’t it all incinerated within 24 hours?


10 posted on 01/15/2018 7:44:56 PM PST by Crucial
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

There’s no proof (yet) about the pile-up of bodies associated with the Clintons, but I believe that as well.


11 posted on 01/15/2018 7:45:54 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Crucial

https://steemit.com/pizzagate/@rebelskum/john-podesta-s-connection-to-the-mysterious-death-of-supreme-court-justice-antonin-scalia


12 posted on 01/15/2018 7:52:16 PM PST by TigerClaws
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13 posted on 01/15/2018 8:25:38 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kaslin
President Trump is refreshing! 🇺🇸❤️
14 posted on 01/15/2018 8:36:00 PM PST by Lopeover ( The 2016 Election is about allegiance to the United States!)
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To: TigerClaws

“Is a plausible theory enough?”

yeah but so far you’re at the Wild Ass Guess phase


15 posted on 01/15/2018 8:37:41 PM PST by Pelham (all warfare is based on deception)
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To: TigerClaws; Kaslin

No, Kaslin’s right.

We don’t have any proof.

Now.

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.


16 posted on 01/15/2018 8:38:52 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet (...against all enemies, foreign or domestic...)
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To: TigerClaws; Kaslin

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.


17 posted on 01/15/2018 8:39:50 PM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Kaslin

Two more reasons for Arkancide.

$0.02.


18 posted on 01/15/2018 8:50:38 PM PST by lightman (ANTIFA is full of Bolshevik.)
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To: TigerClaws

Bkmk


19 posted on 01/15/2018 8:56:04 PM PST by southland ( I have faith in the creator Republicans freed the slaves. Heb 13:2 Deplorable...Trump 45)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

Had Scalia been a left wing jurist, the identity of his murderer would already be known.


20 posted on 01/15/2018 9:26:47 PM PST by 4Runner
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