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ERA? Not Merely Symbolic

This may come as a surprise, but women in our country are not guaranteed equal rights under our Constitution. It's as simple as that. Just ask Supreme Court Justice,Antonin Scalia. He confirmed this fact by saying to the California Lawyer in 2011 that "Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. Show More Summary

Let’s talk about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fishnet gloves

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is “almost always correct,” writes Antonin Scalia #TIME100 http://t.co/NIu4Mbijdh pic.twitter.com/5mg6nIV9M4 — TIME.com (@TIME) April 17, 2015 Maybe you noticed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s signature...Show More Summary

Antonin Scalia Honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'The High Court's Counterweight'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was celebrated in Time Magazine's list of "The 100 Most Influential People," joining the ranks of such notable figures as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), author Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, dancer...Show More Summary

News: Why 'RFRA' Is America's Latest Four-Letter Word

A once-popular religious freedom law is now seen as license to discriminate. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once warned that too much religious freedom would be “courting anarchy.” This week, his prophecy came true—at least onShow More Summary

Antonin Scalia hasn’t (yet) seen the play about him

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia loves the theater. The high court’s curmudgeonly conservative digs Shakespeare. Can’t get enough opera. But one show he hasn’t taken in? The play about him, now showing at Arena Stage. “The Originalist,” which blends actual passages from Nino’s opinions with a fictional plot involving two law clerks, is drawing crowds (it was […]

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

One of the big mysteries of this morning’s announcement of decisions in Harris v. Quinn and the Hobby Lobby case is that Justice Antonin Scalia is not present. He’s here in spirit. After last week’s honeymoon phase of faux-nanimity,...Show More Summary

Theater Review: Review: ‘The Originalist,’ About Scalia, Opens in Washington

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John Strand’s drama, having its world-premiere production at Arena Stage, stars Edward Gero as the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

In The Originalist, Theater Tries to Interpret Antonin Scalia

Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand whose hero is the longest-serving Justice on the Supreme Court.

Scalia Fan Fiction

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

“Almost Everything It Wanted”

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

Scalia 2015 edition argues against Scalia 2012 edition on Obamacare

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

Wolf at the Door: Antonin Scalia and the Legal Conservative Movement

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

WashPost Delights In New Scalia Play: 'Enter, Stage (Far) Right'

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

‘The Originalist’ Actor Edward Gero on Portraying Justice Antonin Scalia

Actor Edward Gero on preparing to play Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on stage in "The Originalist."

The Obamacare test for Roberts and Kennedy: If they gut it, do they trust the GOP to fix it?

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

Justice Scalia Once Again Repeating Right-Wing Media Talking Points In Health Care Challenge

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

Four years later, is there really 'momentum' behind Republican Obamacare replacement plans?

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

Conservative Justices: If we gut Obamacare, Republicans will fix it! (No, they won’t.)

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 […]

Justice Scalia trashes how the Obamacare law was written

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

The Unrepresentative Supreme Court

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.

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