In the opening scene of The Originalist, a new play about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the justice jokes that half the country lauds him as a hero while the other half vilifies him as a monster. It is a quip repeated periodically throughout the play, and each time is greeted by a knowing chuckle. Show More Summary
The political war surrounding the government’s efforts to limit emissions is ending not with a bang but a whimper. “It bears mention that EPA is getting almost everything it wanted in this case," Justice Antonin Scalia said on Monday while announcing the 5–4 verdict in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Show More Summary
Last week in oral arguments on King v. Burwell, the latest Obamacare challenge, Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that a ruling for the plaintiffs wouldn't be such a horrible thing, because surely Congress would come back and fix the law. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once remarked in a dissent that many dangers visit the Court in sheep's clothing, "but this wolf comes as a wolf." So too with Scalia. We can attribute much of the contemporary sclerosis in national...Show More Summary
The Washington Post never tires of finding and identifying ultraconservatives. On the front of Sunday’s Arts & Style section was the headline “ENTER, STAGE (FAR) RIGHT: It isn’t at all unusual for Justice Antonin Scalia to be at the center of drama. Show More Summary
Actor Edward Gero on preparing to play Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on stage in "The Originalist."
In the King v. Burwell Obamacare challenge arguments heard Wednesday in the Supreme Court, there was a line of argument from conservative justices Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia that took observers by surprise, and led to a moment of levity in the courtroom. Show More Summary
Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is adopting right-wing media's talking points yet again, this time implausibly claiming that the Republican-controlled "Congress would act" with an alternative if the court strikes down the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax credits. On March 4, the justices heard King v. Show More Summary
The GOP's healthcare plan guru? In oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell case challenging Obamacare, Justices Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia raised the possibility that the court could rule against the government,...Show More Summary
At oral arguments before the Supreme Court yesterday, two of the conservative justices — Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia — both floated versions of the idea that, if the Court does strike down Obamacare subsidies in three dozen states, it might not be that big a deal, because surely lawmakers would then fix the problem […]
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the latest dispute over President Obama's signature healthcare reform law, and Justice Antonin Scalia trashed how the law was written. "This is not the most elegantly drafted statute," Scalia said during oral arguments. Show More Summary
During a lecture in Arkansas, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “commented that four of the court’s justices represented every borough of New York City but Manhattan. And of the nine justices, six were Catholic and three were Jews,” the Arkansas [...] The post The Unrepresentative Supreme Court appeared first on Political Wire.
Discussing his views on gay rights alongside Ruth Bader Ginsburg at George Washington University Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia bristled at the notion that he comes across as "anti-gay". The Washington Blade reports: “The issue of gay rights, on...
Likenesses of Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, John Roberts (created by Daniel Lowenstein) stand in front of the 10th Circuit Court of appeals in Denver after 2014 McCutcheon v. FEC decision Photo...Show More Summary
In mid 2014, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a reliable and notorious opponent of LGBT rights, keynoted an event for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA. Scalia's son Paul, who has long been affiliated with Catholicism's version of an "ex-gay"...
If you ever wanted to learn how to turn humor into something really boring, become a law professor, find a method to quantify how funny a Supreme Court justice can be, and then rank them against each other.
From the editorial board of the New York Times: Justice Antonin Scalia, who has voted against constitutional protections for gays and lesbians at every opportunity, foresaw this moment more than a decade ago, when the court reversed its own precedent and banned state anti-sodomy laws. Show More Summary
The GOP's best friend, Justice Antonin Scalia. Republicans learned a key lesson in the 2000 election: they can always thwart the will of the voting public by going to court. So what if President Obama has won two decisive elections?Show More Summary
They may be ideological foes on the bench, but this week, in the chilly late-autumn wilderness of north Mississippi, Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia were simply hunting buddies.
Justice Antonin Scalia has some serious double standards when it comes to killing, torture, and campaign finance. Speaking to Swiss National Radio, Scalia aired his opinion of torture, citing an episode of "24" as justification: "I think it is very facile for people to say 'Oh, torture is terrible,'" he said. Show More Summary