High-powered entertainment attorney Steve Warren demanded that Justice Clarence Thomas and the rest of the Supreme Court justices act against the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8 during a stirring speech at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco last night. “Our basic civil rights are currently being experimented with in 50 different state laboratories,” [...]
By Thomas Hedges, Center for Study of Responsive Law The already tepid reforms enacted by Dodd-Frank are falling prey to business leaders, Republican lawmakers and the son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
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Justice Antonin Scalia is the sole dissenter in a case that sought to reinstate the law that would have allowed police to check a driver's immigration status.
In a commentary upon Justice Antonin Scalia’s statement that the Voting Rights Act is a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” The NAACP’s official magazine’s cover depicts the conservative justice wrapped in Confederate swag: Scalia’ comment, and the NAACP’s commentary upon it, highlights one of the many pitfalls facing the Republican Party as it attempts to rebrand [...]
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A few weeks ago, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the Voting Rights Act as a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” Now, he’s topped himself, as George Washington University law professor Spencer Overton explains: …on Monday night, Scalia told a group of students that the provision is an “embedded” form of “racial preferment.” He believes the provision [...]
Oh, shut up, Tony. Well, sure, okay, it's not a exactly a surprise that Antonin Scalia will be one of the U.S. Supreme Court justices choosing to gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by wrecking its key enforcement method in Section 5 of the law. Show More Summary
…”what had happened was I had followed Clarence (Thomas).” According to Business Insider: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines when he called the Voting Rights Act a “racial entitlement,” and now he’s revealing the rationale behind that inflammatory
In a speech at the University of California this week, Justice Antonin Scalia, an advocate of the doctrine of "originalism," was asked by a student...
Not content with the barrage of outrage Justice Antonin Scalia elicited when he said during a recent oral argument that the Voting Rights Act is a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Scalia elaborated on this argument during a discussion with law students Monday, saying that the landmark civil rights legislation to end discrimination in voting is [...]
It’d be nice to live in a world where the race of Supreme Court justices didn’t matter. Sadly, that’s not the world we’re in. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Minority Issues, Racism, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Voting Rights Act
"Justice Antonin Scalia told law students on Monday evening that the Voting Rights Act is now an 'embedded' form of 'racial preferment.'... Scalia criticized Supreme Court precedents that expanded the number of protected minority groups, according to the Law Blog account. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines when he called the Voting Rights Act a "racial entitlement," and now he's revealing the rationale behind that inflammatory comment. The high court is currently reviewing Section 5 of...Show More Summary
Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act had evolved from an emergency response to racial discrimination to an “embedded” form of “racial preferment” likely to continue indefinitely unless the Supreme Court acted to end them.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia took time Monday night to meet with law students spending a term at the University of California Washington Center—and may have given them a scoop.
As the Supreme Court hashed out the legality of human gene patenting this morning, Justices Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor got to the gist of the dispute. “Why would a company undertake massive investment if it cannot patent?” Scalia asked. That’s why governments give out patents: to reward and encourage the investment required for new inventions.
“Every cloud has a silver lining, and one of the benefits of the exclusion of women from most professions was that we had wonderful teachers, especially the women who today would probably be CEOs.” – This is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reflecting on his childhood in New York City for New York magazine’s “Childhood [...]
Doug Hartmann writes (link from Jay Livingston): Justice Antonin Scalia’s comment in the Supreme Court hearings on the U.S. law defining marriage that “there’s considerable disagreement among sociologists as to what the consequences of raising a child in a single-sex family, whether that is harmful to the child or not.” Hartman argues that Scalia is [...]
In his essay for New York Magazine, Supreme Court's head hater Antonin Scalia writes about growing up in New York City. Of course, he takes this benign topic, and uses it to make a dumb statement about the bright side of sexism. Read more...