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Ghost of Justice Scalia looms as Supreme Court debates religion and civil rights law

The ghost of Justice Antonin Scalia often hangs over the Supreme Court, perhaps never more so than as the justices struggle with the case of the Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage. Scalia often spoke of his strong Catholic faith. But he also believed the...

Morning Docket: 11.27.17

According to recently released tax records, a mystery donor gave more than $28 million to the Wellspring Committee to keep Justice Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court seat in Republican hands and help get Neil Gorsuch confirmed. How awesome...Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s new contenders for the Supreme Court

LAST year, while running for president, Donald Trump took the unprecedented step of naming 21 people he said he would consider for the late Antonin Scalia’s chair on the Supreme Court. Less than two weeks after taking office, Mr Trump followed through on that pledge, tapping Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy.

DARK MONEY: Mystery Donor Gave $28.6 Million To Right Wing Group Behind Push To Seat Neil Gorsuch

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Watchdog group MapLight reports: A dark money organization that has spent millions to finance conservative causes was the source of the $17 million spent to keep Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in Republican hands, tax documents reviewed by MapLight reveal. Show More Summary

Justice Gorsuch Reassures That “Textualism and Originalism” Aren’t Going Anywhere

Antonin Scalia's replacement is following in his footsteps. The post Justice Gorsuch Reassures That “Textualism and Originalism” Aren’t Going Anywhere appeared first on RedState.

President Trump Names Former Scalia Clerk Alex Azar as New HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as his next HHS secretary. In a tweet announced on Twitter today, president Trump said he will nominate Alex Azar, a former top executive at Eli Lilly and Company, as the new Health and Human Services secretary. Azar would […]

Tom Cruise among 51 New Jersey Hall of Fame nominees

Actor Tom Cruise, "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia are among the 51 people nominated for the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The … Click to Continue »

Nonfiction: Antonin Scalia’s Speeches, Collected for Argument’s Sake

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

The words of the late Supreme Court justice and originalist as reviewed by his old sparring partner, Alan Dershowitz.

Supreme Court's newest justice has an elk as an office mate

When Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court earlier this year he got Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, his office and his elk, Leroy. In recent appearances, Gorsuch has been telling … Click to Continue »

Who’s Right on Crime?

Observations Antonin (Anthony) Scalia (deceased) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (current) were friends and Associate Justices for the U.S. Supreme Court. They were fierce ideological opponents. Both agreed that their friendship and willingness to debate made their Supreme Court decisions stronger, and their personal lives better. Show More Summary

"The first instinct of power is the retention of power."

“The first instinct of power is the retention of power.” - | Antonin Scalia

Listening to Scalia

Scalia Speaks, an extraordinary collection of speeches by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, is being published today, and is well worth your while.  The collection was edited by the justice’s son Christopher Scalia and my Ethics and Public Policy Center colleague (and former Scalia clerk) Ed Whelan. Show More Summary

Remember when Mitch McConnell stole a Supreme Court seat for the NRA?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's March, 2016. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently died, and Mitch McConnell announces that he and his Republicans will not allow President Obama to see his nominee Merrick Garland approved, not any nominee approved until the National Rifle Association gave its blessing. Show More Summary

HIS SPEECHES: Antonin Scalia’s Less Well-Known Legacy. Among Christopher’s favorite speeches is o…

HIS SPEECHES: Antonin Scalia’s Less Well-Known Legacy. Among Christopher’s favorite speeches is one called The Arts, delivered at The Julliard School in 2005. Appearing on a panel with historian David McCullough, opera singer Renee Fleming and composer Steven Sondheim, the justice opened this way: “Today’s program reads like some sort of weird IQ test: Which […]

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“The Supreme Court, which was shorthanded and slumbering for more than a year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is returning to the bench on Monday with a far-reaching docket that renews its central role in American life,” the [...]

Can companies block employees’ class-action lawsuits?

ANTONIN SCALIA was no fan of class-action lawsuits. When plaintiffs band together to sue a company, he wrote in a 2011 Supreme Court decision, the result is often “trial by formula”—a mashing together of countless disparate claims that are impossible to adjudicate fairly.

Senate confirms Trump pick for solicitor general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general. The vote was 50-47 for Noel Francisco, a former clerk to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Francisco has served as the principal...Show More Summary

Ginsburg to Congress: Stop the Nonsense

When the late Justice Antonin Scalia was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed him. In contrast two decades later, nearly two dozen Senators -- voting along party lines -- opposed the nomination of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. A pattern of......

Coming This Spring: My New Book on Justice Scalia

Yale University Press: The Justice of Contradictions Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption Engaging, but caustic and openly ideological, Antonin Scalia was among the most influential justices to serve on the United States Supreme Court in generations. In this … Continue reading ?

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