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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:27 PM

IMPEACH Scalia---He Thinks He Can TRUMP Our Constitution In Another NAKED POWER GRAB For The Right

Scalia on Bush v Gore: ‘Get Over It’
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/scalia-on-bush-v-gore-get-over-it/
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Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is A ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/scalia-attacks-congress-for-renewing-voting-rights-act.php?ref=fpa

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Nino is clearly telling us that a lot of Republicans are against the VRA but they are afraid to vote against it, so it is up to him to do the dirty work.

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TPM Reader JS chimes in on Justice Scalia’s textualism …

1. Justice Scalia today regarding the voting rights act: “This is not the kind of question you can leave to Congress.”

2. The United States Constitution, Amendment XV: “SECTION 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. SECTION 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” (My emphasis.)




http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/02/good_point.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Talking-Points-Memo+%28Talking+Points+Memo%3A+by+Joshua+Micah+Marshall%29

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You don't have to engage in linguistic acrobatics to understand from his choice of "perpetuation" how Scalia has apparently always felt about a law that helped break the back of Jim Crow. His was not some innocent flub that just popped out. In the past he's backed states' rights by referencing post-Civil War racial exclusion laws. He's noted that he would have dissented had he been on the Supreme Court when it ruled unanimously for desegregation in Brown v. Board of Education. And then there was his dissent with the majority in a case just last year, Arizona v. United States, in which he argued against federal supremacy in immigration law:

"The States enacted numerous laws restricting the immigration of certain classes of aliens, including convicted criminals, indigents, persons with contagious diseases, and (in Southern States) freed blacks."


That's right, he favored Arizona's having the right to control immigration based on what post-Civil War states of the former Confederacy did to restrict the movement of millions of blacks who had been held as slaves just a few years previously. Quite the precedent.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/27/1190254/-Antonin-Scalia-shows-once-again-what-a-vile-creature-he-is

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Reply IMPEACH Scalia---He Thinks He Can TRUMP Our Constitution In Another NAKED POWER GRAB For The Right (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
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Gothmog Feb 2013 #2
Initech Feb 2013 #3
cali Feb 2013 #4
Enrique Feb 2013 #5
spanone Feb 2013 #6

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:39 PM

1. that's pretty bad

i hope one of the real Justices corrects him on this.

I understand Roberts is equally hostile to the VRA, but I'm sure he will be slicker than Scalia in making his case.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:50 PM

2. Juanita Jean is sick of this idiot

Here is Juanita Jean's perspective on Scalia's comments http://juanitajean.com/2013/02/27/section-five/

“Perpetuation of racial entitlement,” is a privileged rich white old man’s term for “they’ve been treated equally for far too long.” Wowzza.

It is perfectly obvious that Scalia has never (1) been to the south, or (2) read anything about what’s happening in America beyond his chambers.”

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:27 PM

3. Get him off the bench now. No we haven't got over Bush V. Gore.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:29 PM

4. ffs. these stupid impeach Scalia threads are really

pointless.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:24 PM

5. aside from the Impeach Scalia stuff

it's an important story, he seems to be really showing his ass in his comments on this case.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:33 PM

6. he's pathetic.

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