Scalia’s utter moral failure: How he destroys any claim to a superior system of justice

Salon ~ Heather Digby Parton He doesn’t think executing an innocent man matters. How on earth can such a depraved human be on our Supreme Court? While my views on the morality of the death penalty have nothing to do with how I vote as a judge, they have a lot to do with whether I can… More Scalia’s utter moral failure: How he destroys any claim to a superior system of justice

The last honest conservative: Meet the brilliant Ronald Reagan appointee making Antonin Scalia’s life very difficult

Salon On three high-profile cases bound for the Supreme Court, Judge Richard Posner has seen through right-wing blather Judge Richard Posner has written nearly 40 books, hundreds of articles and thousands of judicial opinions. He is, by far, the most cited legal scholar alive today (probably ever). Nominated by Ronald Reagan, he sits on the… More The last honest conservative: Meet the brilliant Ronald Reagan appointee making Antonin Scalia’s life very difficult

The Most Partisan Supreme Court Justice Of All

It’s been my observation that  Alito is definitely not an Obama fan…and that’s putting it mildly. Think Progress In mid-November of 2012, hundreds of tuxedo-clad Republican lawyers gathered at a hotel ballroom in Washington, DC. They were a mix of heads hung in dejection and chests puffed out in compensatory bluster. Less than two weeks… More The Most Partisan Supreme Court Justice Of All

Scalia: Constitution doesn’t protect ‘only the blacks’

Justice Antonin Scalia has previously called for an end to “racial entitlements“.  Now he  has doubled down by saying that the 14th Amendment is for everyone, not only “the Blacks”.  Which is actually true on its face.  But, in 2011 he argued that the Constitution  does not protect gays or women. Thus, Scalia has some… More Scalia: Constitution doesn’t protect ‘only the blacks’

Democrats Introduce Bill that Could Lead to Impeachment for Justices Thomas and Scalia

I’m not sure if Justices Scalia and Thomas can actually be impeached but the idea is intriguing nonetheless… PoliticusUSA On Thursday, a group of Democratic lawmakers proposed a law to establish a Code of Conduct  for the Supreme Court. It’s surely to have Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Scalia quaking in their Tea Party boots because it… More Democrats Introduce Bill that Could Lead to Impeachment for Justices Thomas and Scalia

Sotomayor Leads Liberal Justices In Defending The Voting Rights Act

TPMDC Seemingly aware that they were outnumbered and fighting an uphill battle, the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court defended the Voting Rights Act during Supreme Court oral arguments Wednesday with a mix of sharp questions, appeals to history, and indirect rejoinders to the more conservative justices. All four of them participated actively in oral arguments. None was… More Sotomayor Leads Liberal Justices In Defending The Voting Rights Act

Scalia Suggests ‘Hand-Held Rocket Launchers’ Are Protected Under Second Amendment

It’s time for wacky Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to step down.  There is a possibility that the onset of dementia may have taken over his already depraved mind. This is yet one more important reason to vote wisely.  Whichever candidate you choose to vote for, know that he will probably pick at least two SCOTUS… More Scalia Suggests ‘Hand-Held Rocket Launchers’ Are Protected Under Second Amendment

Scalia: Blame Congress For My Decision To Turn Campaign Finance Into The Wild West

Think Progress Two years ago, Justice Scalia cast one of the five votes necessary to unleash unlimited corporate money on American democracy in the Supreme Court’s egregious Citizens United decision. Yet, at a panel in South Carolina this weekend, Scalia tried to lay the blame for the absurd campaign finance system he created at everyone’s feet but his own:… More Scalia: Blame Congress For My Decision To Turn Campaign Finance Into The Wild West

Scalia and Thomas dine with healthcare law challengers as court takes case

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to hear a challenge to the POTUS’ Health Care Law.  Having said that, what the hell are Justices Scalia and Thomas doing dining with the probable attorney who will argue the case against the Health Care law? They don’t seem to care about the appearance of impropriety anymore.… More Scalia and Thomas dine with healthcare law challengers as court takes case

Justice Clarence Thomas’ Silence Unmatched for 40 Years

I often wonder what this man is hiding?  I was discussing Thomas with a friend yesterday and we both agree that during his confirmation hearing the GOP senators knew he was “guilty as charged” in the Anita Hill brouhaha, yet did everything in their power to destroy her reputation while allowing the character flawed Thomas to pass… More Justice Clarence Thomas’ Silence Unmatched for 40 Years