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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-14-13 08:11 AM
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Scalia can't even believe he is an originalist.
He just makes shit up. Like you say, a master of deception. I know where Scalia is on the ideological scale. You know the one. Wish I had a link. He is an authoritarian Fascist cloaked in the robes of Catholicism.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-14-13 09:51 AM
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1. I agree. Even he doesn't believe what he spews.
His chin flick to America and his "get over it" were the most honest expressions of his judicial philosopy that he's managed in his 77 years.

BTW, I just checked his wiki for his date of birth and noticed that, like Sunstein, Kagan, Obama and others, Scalia also went to Harvard Law before teaching at University of Chicago.

I guess it's not that unusual, as the two are considered among the best universities in the nation. Yale, too.



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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-14-13 09:58 AM
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2. PS And God forbid, Tony might open himself up to news from sources other than rw sources.
Washington Times, the WSJ and talk radio? Really?

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/scalias-...

He is correct that the amendment provision of the Constitution is not good, though.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-15-13 06:43 AM
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4. His good friend Bill Bennett.
:puke:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-14-13 10:09 AM
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3. PPS. Apparently, he's changed his position on women. Two years ago, he agreed with my analysis.
2011



While the legal profession debates the propriety of his decision to participate in the educational sessions for conservative new members of Congress, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia is also causing a stir over his public statement that the 14th Amendment does not prohibit discrimination against women or gays.

Scalias statement came in an interview with California Lawyer magazine. Scalia stated You know, if indeed the current society has come to different views, thats fine. You do not need the Constitution to reflect the wishes of the current society. Certainly, the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesnt.







2013

What about sex discrimination? Do you think the Fourteenth Amendment covers it?
Of course it covers it! No, you cant treat women differently, give them higher criminal sentences. Of course not.

A couple of years ago, I think you told California Lawyer something different.

What I was referring to is: The issue is not whether it prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Of course it does. The issue is, What is discrimination?

If theres a reasonable basis for not letting women do somethinglike going into combat or whatnot ...

Lets put it this way: Do you think the same level of scrutiny that applies to race should apply to sex?
I am not a fan of different levels of scrutiny. Strict scrutiny, intermediate scrutiny, blah blah blah blah. Thats just a thumb on the scales.

But there are some intelligent reasons to treat women differently. I dont think anybody would deny that. And there really is no, virtually no, intelligent reason to treat people differently on the basis of their skin.


http://nymag.com/news/features/antonin-scalia-2013-10/i...

Nice tap dancing, Tony.

Oh, and BTW, Tony, skin color is unquestionably covered by the Fourteenth Amendment.

I hope I never have to hear Tony's idea of intelligent reasons to treat women differently.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-15-13 06:51 AM
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5. No Elephants, just face it.
Edited on Tue Oct-15-13 06:52 AM by Enthusiast
He is an irredeemable evil right wing fuck. The equivalent of a modern-day Nazi. He should have included Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh on his duck hunting trip with Cheney. Can you even imagine his little fun times with Dick? Dick was so fucking drunk on the hunting trip that he shot his friend in the face. There's your modern age plutocrat. Five deferment chickenhawk Dick, a real patriot.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-15-13 04:17 PM
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6. I've faced it! I wonder what that poor guy's face looks like these days.
Cheney had his hostess call a local newspaper on, I believe, a Sunday morning, to report that incident. The one person on duty at the paper that day, a young woman, by the sound of the voice, called in the news to the weekend version of the Today show or one of the other morning news shows. I happened to be watching at the time. Supposedly, Bush learned of it only when the public did.


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