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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 weeks 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

last monthLGBT / 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

last monthNews : 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

3 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

Antonin Scalia's Case for Torture

The outspoken Supreme Court justice weighs in on the Senate torture report.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia: The Constitution doesn't prohibit torture

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

He's in charge of our laws, you know. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia weighs in on whether it's legal for America to torture prisoners: Scalia tells a Swiss radio network that American and European liberals who say such tactics may never be used are being self-righteous. [...]Show More Summary

A Look at ‘Justice Scalia’ on the Small Screen

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been portrayed in various staged works produced in and around Washington, as Wednesday's Journal reports. But none of his new theatrical avatars is likely to reach an audience of 10.52 million—the...Show More Summary

Justice Scalia Suggests The First Amendment Doesn't Protect Angry Facebook Rants

The Supreme Court heard a dispute today over whether a guy's violent Facebook rants should have landed him behind bars, and Justice Antonin Scalia seemed unsympathetic to his cause. The case involves Anthony Douglas Elonis, who madeShow More Summary

Dan Mindus on Peter Thiel's Start-Up Manifesto

3 months agoNews : Reason

Just over 20 years ago, Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy made a decision that changed the world for the better. After interviewing Peter Thiel for the position of Supreme Court Clerk, they turned him down. Instead...Show More Summary

Justice Scalia Goes to Conservative Legal Event, Gives Boring Speech

The Federalist Society kicked off its national convention Thursday in Washington, DC, with a speech from Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who is one of two justices headlining the event. The other is Justice Samuel Alito, who is...Show More Summary

College Board’s Claim of ‘Flexibility’ in New AP U.S. History Framework Is Deceptive

Shortly after his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986, Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a speech in Atlanta about the genius of the constitutional structure. He began by reading the “bill of rights” from another, unnamed country’s...Show More Summary

Supreme Court considers taking on appeal on Obamacare subsidies case

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Justice Antonin Scalia The Supreme Court will meet Friday to determine if they will hear an appeal of King v. Burwell in its docket this year. That's one of the group of cases, including Halbig that says four words in the AffordableShow More Summary

Gays and lesbians owe thanks to President George W. Bush and Justice Scalia

A lot of people are responsible for the wave of same-sex weddings sweeping the nation of late. But President George W. Bush and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia deserve a lot more credit than they are given. By attempting to ban gay marriage, the president sparked public debate about marriage equality that ignited a historic […]

An Unlikely Trio Files a Rare Supreme Court Protest

Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins with conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas to oppose the rejection of a Sixth Amendment appeal.

Scalia, Thomas, and Ginsburg File Rare Dissent from SCOTUS Refusal to Hear Crack-Cocaine Sentencing Case

5 months agoNews : Reason

The U.S. Supreme Court turns down the vast majority of petitions it receives without offering any sort of explanation. But in a rare move today, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke out against the Court's refusal to hear a crack-cocaine sentencing case. Jones v. Show More Summary

Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin from implementing voter ID law

Late Thursday night, the Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin from putting into effect the state's voter ID law. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas all dissented, saying the court cannot block an appeals court ruling unless the lower court "clearly and demonstrably erred in its application of accepted standards," USA Today reports. Show More Summary

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