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Former Scalia clerk Joan Larsen on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist

President-elect Donald Trump's shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees includes more than a dozen jurists -- but one who used to work closely with former Justice Antonin Scalia is either a shoo-in or a long-shot for the job, depending on who you ask. Show More Summary

Trump should nominate Diane Sykes for the Supreme Court

In the coming weeks, president-elect Trump is expected to decide whom he’ll pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. During the campaign he famously put out a list of eleven names representing the kind of people he’d look for when selecting a justice. He then added another ten names to the list [...]

Poll: 80% of Americans Want Supreme Court Justice Who Views Constitution Just Like Antonin Scalia

A new poll conducted by The Marist Poll has found overwhelming support for the swift nomination of a Supreme Court justice who will apply the constitution as originally written in the same way as the late pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia. Majorities of Americans also support interpreting the constitution as originally intended and quick action to […]

6 Most Important Supreme Court Decisions of 2016

The past year was really something else. 2016 saw the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the end of Merrick Garland's Supreme Court dreams, the death of David Bowie. Not even Mariah Carey made it out unscathed. But, before we bid the year a final adieu (or good riddance), it's......

FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION: Inside Trump’s strategy to remodel the Supreme Court. “Trump’s tea…

FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION: Inside Trump’s strategy to remodel the Supreme Court. “Trump’s team wants to make filling the seat held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia one of the earliest acts of his presidency, according to multiple transition officials, in hopes of scoring an energizing and unifying victory for the conservative movement.... While […]

Death, Politics, and Some Law: The Supreme Court in 2016

2016 was not a typical year for the Supreme Court. The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia early in the year upended normal Supreme Court practice, as his vacated seat became part of an unprecedented struggle over naming a replacement justice, leaving the Court short-staffed and deadlock-prone. The fact that......

Supreme Court Showdown: How President Obama Could Still Fill That Vacant Seat To Thwart Trump

With all efforts to stop a Trump presidency seemingly exhausted, President Obama still has one final shot to get his blocked Supreme Court nominee on the bench. Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016, President Obama attempted to fill the notoriously conservative justice’s vacant seat with U.S. Show More Summary

NYT: The Stolen Supreme Court Seat

New York Times editorial board: Soon after his inauguration next month, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate someone to the Supreme Court, which has been hamstrung by a vacancy since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. Show More Summary

In the NYT "Lives They Lived" annual feature, Emily Bazelon writes about Antonin Scalia as a "skeptic about science."

The grand year-end summary of those who have died commemorates Justice Scalia with the thesis statement: "He claimed objectivity when it came to originalism, but he was a skeptic about science." That sounds so wrong to me. I don't think...Show More Summary

Why Obama, Biden, and Senate Democrats should be plotting a Jan. 3 Garland SCOTUS confirmation

Campaign Action In case you've lost track, it's Day 297 since Justice Antonin Scalia died, and Day 266 since President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill his seat. on the Supreme Court. Republicans held firm on their contentionShow More Summary

Justice Scalia’s Telecommunications Legacy”

Antonin Scalia’s work on telecommunications deregulation before he became a judge is not one of the more widely known parts of his career, but as director of a White House office on telecom policy in the 1970s he played a key role in...Show More Summary

How Trump will and won’t transform the Supreme Court

The battle lines are forming over Donald Trump’s anticipated Supreme Court nominee. A conservative advocacy group is running TV ads urging Trump to appoint a justice in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia. New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer fires back that Democrats will try to block any nominee who isn’t “mainstream.” Trouble is, […]

Barney Frank Slams Antonin Scalia As A 'Fag Burning' Advocate

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Ex-congressman Barney Frank left an MSNBC panel speechless when he made an eyebrow-raising claim about late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The former Massachusetts representative, who is openly gay, appeared on “Hardball with Chris Matthews” Tuesday to discuss President-elect Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Barney Frank: ‘Scalia Was Leading Advocate of Fag Burning, Not Flag Burning’ – WATCH

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Openly gay former congressman Barney Frank went after deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday while discussing Donald Trump’s tweets about flag burning. Early on Tuesday, Donald Trump tweeted that flag burning should be illegal… Read The post Barney Frank: ‘Scalia Was Leading Advocate of Fag Burning, Not Flag Burning’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

The Supreme Court is critical of Texas’s stance on IQ and execution

WHEN the Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that “mentally retarded” persons’ diminished powers of reasoning and culpability made them ineligible for the death penalty, a dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that his six colleagues’ “newest invention” would turn “capital trial[s] into a game”.

Barney Frank stuns MSNBC host: Scalia was more a ‘leading advocate of fg burning’ than flag burning

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former congressman Barney Frank Monday shocked his fellow MSNBC panel members, quipping that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “was actually the leading advocate of fag burning, not flag burning.” Discussing Donald Trump’s penchant for late-night tweetstorms, Frank warned Chris Matthews...

Barney Frank: Scalia Was ‘Leading Advocate of Fag Burning, Not Flag Burning’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former Congressman Barney Frank's reaction to Donald Trump's flag burning tweet featured a comment about the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that made Chris Matthews a little uncomfortable.

Trump tweets: Burn the flag, go to jail

   At his second debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald J. Trump said that “I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of Justice [Antonin] Scalia.”   But on Tuesday the itchy-thumbed president-elect tweeted this: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must...

Trump Tweets About Criminalizing Flag Burning, Learning the Wrong Lessons from Animal Farm, Donate Now: New at Reason

2 months agoNews : Reason

Donald Trump tweeted that people who burn the American flag should lose their citizenship or be put in jail. But please, tell us more about how he wants to appoint Supreme Court justices like Antonin Scalia (who famously held thst flag...Show More Summary

Justice Scalia, who is Trump's mold for a Supreme Court pick, stressed that flag burning is protected by the Constitution

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stressed that flag burning is protected by the Constitution — even if he doesn't think it should be. In 1989, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Texas v. Johnson, which found a man...Show More Summary

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