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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

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

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

last weekLGBT / 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

last weekNews : 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’

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

last weekNews : 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

Forget the First Amendment. Donald Trump Now Wants to Criminalize Flag Burning.

In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that flag burning constituted free speech and was therefore protected under the First Amendment—a decision even the late Justice Antonin Scalia agreed with. President-elect Donald Trump, however, has a different opinion. Show More Summary

Study Seeks To Measure 'Scalia-Ness' Of Donald Trump's Supreme Court Picks

WASHINGTON ? Donald Trump won the election in part because he convinced conservative voters that he was the only one who could preserve the Supreme Court legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. A new study seeks to put that notion...Show More Summary

Rules vs. standards in Supreme Court jurisprudence

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Better than law school: Frank Easterbrook, John Harrison, Akhil Amar, and Victoria Nourse on rules versus standards in jurisprudence, with particular attention to the work of Justice Antonin Scalia, who made the subject a particular theme of his. Show More Summary

Four predictions about President Trump’s Supreme Court

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s most important decisions will be choosing a Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. And while Trump has not clearly signaled who he will pick, here are four predictions about the next Supreme Court: 1. Trump will appoint a conservative. What kind of conservative isn’t yet clear.  […]

Can Trump put another Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court?

President-elect Donald Trump will soon have the chance to make good on one of his most consequential campaign promises: fill the Supreme Court vacancy with a judge in the mold of conservative icon Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Any Trump nominee is almost guaranteed to be a conservative...

Justice Thomas calls conservatives to continue Scalia's work

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says conservatives should make the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia a "prologue" in the effort to limit the power of the courts and … Click to Continue »

The Battle for the Court Takes Shape

As votes in a few places are still being counted, the battle to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s empty seat on the Supreme Court is already taking shape. Speaking on MSNBC last night and again this afternoon on WBUR’s “Here & Now” (NPR),...Show More Summary

What a Trump presidency will likely mean for the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ascended to a top issue in the 2016 election following the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. Senate Republicans held off on holding any hearings for President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the...Show More Summary

Do Democrats still think 'we need nine' on the Supreme Court?

Donald Trump’s surprise victory has stoked speculation about a multitude of actions he might take as president, including nominating a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (President Obama’s choice for the Scalia seat, Judge Merrick Garland,  who has been denied a hearing...

Trump's victory assures a conservative majority on the Supreme Court

Donald Trump’s presidential victory preserves the Supreme Court’s narrow conservative majority and clears the way for the new president to choose a jurist next year to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. And with Republicans maintaining control of the Senate, Trump likely will have...

Michael DeLong: The Attack on Voting Rights

In 2000 Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist, Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas decided the presidential election by casting their five votes in a lawless exercise that they then forbade ever being used as a precedent. In this election Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy,...

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