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Morning Docket: 09.16.14

If you want to know why Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s summer was “really not fun,” it’s because she spent it reading a book about Justice Antonin Scalia and a book written by Justice John Paul Stevens. [Washington Whispers / U.S. News &Show More Summary

Scalia on War Powers: 'Not as Easy a Question as You Might Think'

SAN DIEGO, California -- “What is the source of our liberties?” United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia asked a room brimming with lawyers. Thursday morning’s Federalist Society event in San Diego featured the controversial jurist, who stressed how distinctive the U.S. Show More Summary

Getting It Dead Wrong for 30 Years

According to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Henry Lee McCollum deserved to die for the brutal rape and murder of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie. There's just one problem, and a frequent one in death penalty cases: Henry Lee McCollum...Show More Summary

Grisly New Details Emerge in Probe of Clayton Lockett's Botched Execution

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has famously referred to execution by lethal injection as an "enviable…quiet death." Clayton Lockett's death was anything but quiet. In April, Lockett's execution in Oklahoma was badly botched and brought new scrutiny to the problems with lethal injection. Show More Summary

Will Justice Scalia Apologize for His Part in Keeping an Innocent Man Imprisoned for 30 Years?

last weekNews : Truthdig

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once held that one of two North Carolina men who were freed this week after decades due to DNA evidence should be killed under the death penalty; a “war” within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...Show More Summary

Scalia cited now-exonerated man as reason to support the death penalty

Justice Antonin Scalia The universe is thwapping Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the head, but sadly his head is probably way too thick to feel it. On Tuesday, North Carolina death row inmate Henry Lee McCollum was exonerated...Show More Summary

Justice Scalia speaks at Idaho water conference

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia praised Idaho's completion of a nearly 30-year process negotiating water rights as a successful exercise in state rights and local control.

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2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sardonic NY Post front page. New Yorkers will enjoy it. The Onion is irreplaceable: New Anti-Abortion Legislation Requires Doctors To Scale 18-Foot Wall Surrounding Clinic Richard L. Hasen: Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court...Show More Summary

Did You Know That Antonin Scalia's Son Is Sabotaging Wall Street Reform?

Ambrose Bierce once quipped that a lawyer is one skilled in the circumvention of the law. By that definition, Eugene Scalia is a lawyer of extraordinary skill. In less than five years, the 50-year-old son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin...Show More Summary

Punctuation Marks, Antonin Scalia, and the Farce of "Originalism"

I have no idea whether Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is heading to the beach this summer now that he has made America safe for religious employers to discriminate against their female employees. Nor do I have any idea whetherShow More Summary

Quinnipiac Poll: Lies, Damn Lies And Statistics

If I conducted a poll today asking who was the worst Supreme Court justice in history, I've no doubt the result would gel around either Antonin Scalia or Samuel Alito. If I conducted the same poll in 2012, the result might be Chief Justice...Show More Summary

Famous Judge Calls Justice Scalia 'Excitable And Prone To Anger'

A federal appeals judge harshly criticized U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during a recent interview with lawyer and author Joel Cohen, published by the American Bar Association. Richard Posner, a renowned judge on the U.S....Show More Summary

Limbaugh: Schumer and Clinton Saved Hobby Lobby

Rush Limbaugh and caller Scott from Calhoun, GA recounted how Democrats in the 1990s played a key role in Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court victory. In 1990, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the majority opinion in Employment Division v. Smith...Show More Summary

DON’T MISS: Supreme Court to consider ‘kill shot’ on public sector unions. Interestingly, if t…

DON’T MISS: Supreme Court to consider ‘kill shot’ on public sector unions. Interestingly, if the unions survive it’ll probably be Scalia who is their savior: Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia could prove to be the swing vote, experts say. In a 1991 Supreme Court case, Scalia argued it is reasonable for unions to collect fees from [...]

Scalia: ‘We Came Within One Vote of Declaring the VCR Contraband’

In his dissenting opinion Wednesday in the case of American Broadcasters vs. Aereo, Justice Antonin Scalia hinted that it’s now up to Congress to decide if future Aereos can exist. Scalia, along with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, disagreed with the majority in the 6-3 decision. Show More Summary

A year after DOMA defeat, Scalia's prophecy becomes Christians' nightmare

By R. Albert Mohler Jr., special to CNN (CNN) – One year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, this much is clear: Justice Antonin Scalia is a prophet. Back in 2003, when the court handed down the decision in Lawrence v. Texas, striking down all criminal statutes against homosexual acts, […]

Scalia: SCOTUS Still Defies the Constitution in Appointments Case

Justice Antonin Scalia concurred with the majority on the Supreme Court in the unanimous decision to strike down President Barack Obama's "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in NLRB v. Noel Canning. However, he...Show More Summary

Scalia: There’s ‘Entirely Separate, Abridged’ 1st Amendment for Pro Choicers

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a concurring opinion in McCullen v Coakley, today's decision overturning Massachusetts' thirty-five foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, caviling that pro choice advocates enjoy a special version of the First Amendment to which even this decision unnecessarily caters.

Here's Why Conservative Justice Scalia Hates The Aereo Decision

The Supreme Court issued a "sweeping and definitive" ruling against streaming service Aereo Tuesday morning. But Justice Antonin Scalia, conservative anchor of the court, didn't join the opinion. Six other Supreme Court justices found that Aereo violates copyrights owned by television networks whose programs the company's device streamed. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court's Latest Greenhouse-gas Ruling Is a 97 Percent Victory for the Environment

One doesn't typically associate Justice Antonin Scalia with environmental victories, but Monday's Supreme Court decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency ("UARG") is just that, albeit with caveats we'll address below. Let's start with the good news. Show More Summary

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