Add "orphan acronyms" to the list of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's pet peeves. Those are acronyms that used to stand for something -- like BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, or KFC, once Kentucky Fried Chicken -- but now...
High-powered entertainment attorney Steve Warren demanded that Justice Clarence Thomas and the rest of the Supreme Court justices act against the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8 during a stirring speech at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco last night. “Our basic civil rights are currently being experimented with in 50 different state laboratories,” [...]
By Thomas Hedges, Center for Study of Responsive Law The already tepid reforms enacted by Dodd-Frank are falling prey to business leaders, Republican lawmakers and the son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Maybe the conservative justices of the Supreme Court would like gay marriage better if this happened…. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Comedy, Conan O'Brien, Gay Marriage, Parties, Quote of the Day, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, White House Correspondents Dinner
Oh, shut up, Tony. Well, sure, okay, it's not a exactly a surprise that Antonin Scalia will be one of the U.S. Supreme Court justices choosing to gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by wrecking its key enforcement method in Section 5 of the law. Show More Summary
…”what had happened was I had followed Clarence (Thomas).” According to Business Insider: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines when he called the Voting Rights Act a “racial entitlement,” and now he’s revealing the rationale behind that inflammatory
It’d be nice to live in a world where the race of Supreme Court justices didn’t matter. Sadly, that’s not the world we’re in. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Minority Issues, Racism, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Voting Rights Act
"Justice Antonin Scalia told law students on Monday evening that the Voting Rights Act is now an 'embedded' form of 'racial preferment.'... Scalia criticized Supreme Court precedents that expanded the number of protected minority groups, according to the Law Blog account. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines when he called the Voting Rights Act a "racial entitlement," and now he's revealing the rationale behind that inflammatory comment. The high court is currently reviewing Section 5 of...Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia took time Monday night to meet with law students spending a term at the University of California Washington Center—and may have given them a scoop.
As the Supreme Court hashed out the legality of human gene patenting this morning, Justices Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor got to the gist of the dispute. “Why would a company undertake massive investment if it cannot patent?” Scalia asked. That’s why governments give out patents: to reward and encourage the investment required for new inventions.
“Every cloud has a silver lining, and one of the benefits of the exclusion of women from most professions was that we had wonderful teachers, especially the women who today would probably be CEOs.” – This is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reflecting on his childhood in New York City for New York magazine’s “Childhood [...]
Doug Hartmann writes (link from Jay Livingston): Justice Antonin Scalia’s comment in the Supreme Court hearings on the U.S. law defining marriage that “there’s considerable disagreement among sociologists as to what the consequences of raising a child in a single-sex family, whether that is harmful to the child or not.” Hartman argues that Scalia is [...]
In his essay for New York Magazine, Supreme Court's head hater Antonin Scalia writes about growing up in New York City. Of course, he takes this benign topic, and uses it to make a dumb statement about the bright side of sexism. Read more...
In her New York Times column this morning, Maureen Dowd shared an e-mail from a friend, Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick, that compared conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to Alabama’s former segregationist governor George...Show More Summary
In her New York Times column this morning, Maureen Dowd compared conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to Alabama’s former segregationist governor George Wallace for the way he used “homosexual” in last week’s oral arguments: “Scalia uses the word “homosexual” the way George Wallace used the word ‘Negro.’ There’s a tone to it. Show More Summary
Breaking News via investigative reporter Andrewy Borowitz: WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Justice Antonin Scalia dropped a bombshell on the Supreme Court today, announcing his decision to resign from the Court “effective immediately” and leave the United States forever. Calling this week “by far the worst week of my life,” Justice Scalia lashed out at his fellow-Justices [...]
A key moment was the reveal. After Justice Anthony M. Kennedy suggested that the court should dismiss the case, Justice Antonin Scalia tipped his hand. “It’s too late for that now, isn’t it?” he said, a note of glee in his voice. “We have crossed that river,” he said. That was a signal that it [...]
As the Supreme Court debated this week over the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Antonin Scalia noted the number of states that are permitting gays and lesbians to marry. "There has been a sea change," he said, "between now and 1996." He was right about that, but it’s not just gay marriage
Justice Antonin Scalia says that a lower court shouldn't have accepted an expert's opinion that Comcast's "clustering" in the Philly cable TV market added up to $875 million of damage to a class of plaintiffs. read more