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Reflecting on the Second Anniversary of the Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia

Today, February 13, is the two-year anniversary of the passing of a giant of American jurisprudence, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I’m sure each year I will be reminded of the contrast between the calmer days of 1986 when Scalia was confirmed 98-0 by the Senate and the battle by pro-abortion Democrats in 2016 to […]

My New One at WaPo on the Second Anniversary of Justice Scalia’s Death: “Antonin Scalia’s disruption of the Supreme Court’s ways is here to stay”

I have written this piece for the Washington Post. A snippet: Scalia disrupted business as usual on the court just like Gingrich disrupted the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1990s and Trump is now disrupting the presidency. Scalia changed … Continue reading ?

Senate Confirms Pro-Life HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar After Defeating Democrat Filibuster

A former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will become the next HHS Secretary as Senate Republicans approved Alex Azar today after successfully turning back a Democrat filibuster yesterday. Azar is President Donald Trump’s latest pro-life nominee to a key administrative position with influence over abortion policy. He was confirmed 55-43. Now, Azar, […]

Senate Defeats Democrat Filibuster of Pro-Life HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar

A former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will likely become the next HHS Secretary as Senate Republicans successfully tuned back a Democrat filibuster to move forward to a vote to approve Alex Azar today. Azar is President Donald Trump’s latest pro-life nominee to a key administrative position with influence over abortion policy. […]

Old White Guy Whose Favorite News Source Was Winger Talk Radio Loved Donald Trump

I’m so old I remember when we were supposed to consider Antonin Scalia a profound sage: Shortly before his death in February 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke favorably of Donald Trump’s presidential run. “Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank,” said […]

Justice Scalia Spoke Favorably of Trump’s Presidential Run, Author Bryan Garner Says”

Jess Bravin for the WSJ: Shortly before his death in February 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke favorably of Donald Trump’s presidential run. “Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered … Continue reading ?

New Book Reveals That Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Was A Closet Trump Supporter

In the summer of 2016, shortly after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Trump vowed at the Republican National Convention to fill his seat on the Supreme Court with "a person of similar views, principles and judicial philosophies."...Show More Summary

Antonin Scalia Liked Trump's Candidacy — Is Anyone Surprised?

The anti-LGBT Supreme Court justice was known for callously speaking his mind.

Scalia Spoke Favorably of Trump

“Shortly before his death in February 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke favorably of Donald Trump’s presidential run,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Said Bryan Garner, author of Nino and Me: “Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to [...]

Recalling Antonin Scalia: “I Am Sure Abortion is Not Protected by the Constitution”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believed that the role of the Court is to faithfully interpret and apply the law as it actually is—not as the Court wants it to be. Making law and policy is the job of the elected branches of government. Judges, he insisted, should not be legislators. That’s why Scalia […]

Ghost of Justice Scalia looms as Supreme Court debates religion and civil rights law

The ghost of Justice Antonin Scalia often hangs over the Supreme Court, perhaps never more so than as the justices struggle with the case of the Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage. Scalia often spoke of his strong Catholic faith. But he also believed the...

Morning Docket: 11.27.17

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

According to recently released tax records, a mystery donor gave more than $28 million to the Wellspring Committee to keep Justice Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court seat in Republican hands and help get Neil Gorsuch confirmed. How awesome...Show More Summary

DARK MONEY: Mystery Donor Gave $28.6 Million To Right Wing Group Behind Push To Seat Neil Gorsuch

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Watchdog group MapLight reports: A dark money organization that has spent millions to finance conservative causes was the source of the $17 million spent to keep Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in Republican hands, tax documents reviewed by MapLight reveal. Show More Summary

President Trump Names Former Scalia Clerk Alex Azar as New HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as his next HHS secretary. In a tweet announced on Twitter today, president Trump said he will nominate Alex Azar, a former top executive at Eli Lilly and Company, as the new Health and Human Services secretary. Azar would […]

Tom Cruise among 51 New Jersey Hall of Fame nominees

Actor Tom Cruise, "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia are among the 51 people nominated for the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The … Click to Continue »

Nonfiction: Antonin Scalia’s Speeches, Collected for Argument’s Sake

4 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The words of the late Supreme Court justice and originalist as reviewed by his old sparring partner, Alan Dershowitz.

Supreme Court's newest justice has an elk as an office mate

When Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court earlier this year he got Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, his office and his elk, Leroy. In recent appearances, Gorsuch has been telling … Click to Continue »

Who’s Right on Crime?

Observations Antonin (Anthony) Scalia (deceased) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (current) were friends and Associate Justices for the U.S. Supreme Court. They were fierce ideological opponents. Both agreed that their friendship and willingness to debate made their Supreme Court decisions stronger, and their personal lives better. Show More Summary

Remember when Mitch McConnell stole a Supreme Court seat for the NRA?

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's March, 2016. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently died, and Mitch McConnell announces that he and his Republicans will not allow President Obama to see his nominee Merrick Garland approved, not any nominee approved until the National Rifle Association gave its blessing. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Faces a Momentous Term Share Tweet Email More Save

“The Supreme Court, which was shorthanded and slumbering for more than a year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is returning to the bench on Monday with a far-reaching docket that renews its central role in American life,” the [...]

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