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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

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

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

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

‘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.

Justice Antonin Scalia: 'Don't Paint Me As Anti-gay'

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

'Supreme Court Five' Unleash Government Of, By and For the Oligarchs

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

Antonin Scalia keynoted event at anti-equality diocese; doesn't want it heard, apparently

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

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"...

Study Ranks Antonin Scalia as Most Sarcastic SCOTUS Justice

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

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.

Justice Scalia: Constitution Doesn’t Prohibit Torture

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

In an interview with Radio Television Suisse this week following the release of Senate Intelligence Committee's CIA torture report, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he doesn't "think it's so clear at all" that the U.S. Constitution prohibits torture, especially in the "ticking time bomb" scenarios so often cited by defenders of the "enhanced interrogation techniques."

Supreme Court Justice Scalia says the Constitution does not prohibit torture

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the moral and ethical issues brought up by the Senate's torture report are not "so clear at all," The Associated Press reports. "Listen, I think it's very facile for people to say, 'Oh, torture...Show More Summary

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