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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 03:48 AM

Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases


Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases

WASHINGTON Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve.

Scalia calls himself a "textualist" and, as he related to a few hundred people who came to buy his new book and hear him speak in Washington the other day, that means he applies the words in the Constitution as they were understood by the people who wrote and adopted them.

So Scalia parts company with former colleagues who have come to believe capital punishment is unconstitutional. The framers of the Constitution didn't think so and neither does he.

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Full Associated Press article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121005/us-supreme-court-scalia/






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Reply Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases (Original post)
Tx4obama Oct 2012 OP
DV8R Oct 2012 #1
Nostradammit Oct 2012 #5
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #6
treestar Oct 2012 #2
davidpdx Oct 2012 #3
King_Klonopin Oct 2012 #4
blkmusclmachine Oct 2012 #7
outsideworld Oct 2012 #8

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Response to DV8R (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:25 AM

5. What "extra rights" are you referring to?

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Response to DV8R (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:18 AM

6. You know, I don't offer tips that often, but...

1) If you're coming here to join our community, it helps with a post like this if you add a little more detail to what you're saying, so hopefully you don't end up looking like a troll.

2) If you actually are a troll, why not make the most of it? Save the one-liners for twitter, give us some depth. present an argument, make a case. It probably won't help you stay around any longer, but at least you're not embarassing yourself trying to play "gotcha."

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:16 AM

2. There's a letter of Jefferson's I think

That he did not expect their times to control people of the future.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:20 AM

3. We already know how he'd vote on those two issues, it's no surprise

I just hope he drops dead in the street before either issue makes it to the Supreme Court. Personally I will be celebrating the day that piece of shit dies.

Ps-Just got my copy of Jeffery Toobin's The Oath and am hoping to sit down and read it in the next couple of days.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:24 AM

4. Isn't this the very definition of "prejudicial" ??

This is the concept of "false certainty"
which was cited in another post.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:37 AM

7. A decision in search of an explanation.

OPERATION NORTHWOODS

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:02 AM

8. well we already

know how is is going to vote dont we?

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