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Justices Scalia, Breyer Not Quite Familiar With Twitter

by @ Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Internet, Supreme Court, Technology, Twitter

From a Congressional committee hearing today about technology in the Court system: Justice Scalia: “I don’t know even what it is . . . I’ve heard it talked about” Justice Breyer: “remember when they had that disturbance in Iran . . . there were some Twitters as I call them . . . but there […]

Quote Of The Day: Antonin Scalia’s Abberrant Lifestyle Edition

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Humor, Quote Of The Day, Supreme Court

Now that the sex lives of Supreme Court justices have become grist for commentators, we are finally free to discuss a question formerly only whispered about in the shadows: Why does Justice Antonin Scalia, by common consent the leading intellectual force on the Court, have nine children? Is this normal? Or should I say “normal,” […]

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Power Of Indefinite Detention

by @ Monday, May 17th, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Individual Liberty, Politics, Supreme Court

In  a case dealing with sex offenders, the Supreme Court ruled today that Congress could pass a law authorizing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to keep someone in custody for an indefinite period even if they had served the full term of their sentence: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal officials […]

Justice Scalia May Have Already Made The Constitutional Case For Insurance Mandates

I’ve written several posts already about the difficult road that the Constitutional challenges to ObamaCare face in the Federal Courts, but a five year old opinion by the Court’s most conservative Justice could make the challenges even more difficult: Reporting from Washington – Lawsuits from 14 states challenging the constitutionality of the new national healthcare […]

Will The Supreme Court Strike Down ObamaCare ? Don’t Be So Quick To Say Yes

The New York Times’ long-time SCOTUS reporter Linda Greenhouse takes a look at how the current court might look at the challenges to the health care reform law: The challengers invoke and seek to build upon the Rehnquist court’s “federalism revolution” that flowered briefly during the 1990’s. In a series of 5-to-4 rulings, the court […]

Justice Scalia To Lawyers: Get A Real Job

by @ Monday, October 5th, 2009. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Legal, Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia apparently thinks that too many smart people are wasting their time in the legal profession: [T]wo chiefs ago, Chief Justice Burger, used to complain about the low quality of counsel. I used to have just the opposite reaction. I used to be disappointed that so many of the best minds in the […]

Antonin Scalia On 60 Minutes

by @ Monday, April 28th, 2008. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court

Last night’s 60 Minutes interview with Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was, as I expected it would be, quite fascinating on all accounts. Scalia touched on issues ranging from judicial philosophy, to abortion, the First Amendment, and Bush v. Gore. You can read the full transcript here, or just watch the video: Part I: Part II:

Set Your TiVo’s

by @ Friday, April 25th, 2008. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Media, Supreme Court

On Sunday night, Antonin Scalia will be interviewed on 60 Minutes, which is unusual enough for a Supreme Court Justice, even more so considering that he comments on one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions of the past ten years: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia denies that partisan politics played a role in the […]

Antonin Scalia Meets Jack Bauer

by @ Thursday, October 4th, 2007. Filed under 24, Antonin Scalia, Humor, Videos

Jack Bauer And Justice Scalia

by @ Thursday, June 21st, 2007. Filed under 24, Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court, Television

There’s been some controversy in the legal blogosphere over remarks that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made at a recent legal conference: Senior judges from North America and Europe were in the midst of a panel discussion about torture and terrorism law, when a Canadian judge’s passing remark – “Thankfully, security agencies in all our […]

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