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Is Antonin Scalia Off His Rocker or Just a Sore Loser?

Bill Blum | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Bill Blum

Simply put, Scalia's hyper-dramatic antics and fulminations signify the demise of the foundational legal principles he has championed throughout his extensive career: the theories of "originalism" and "textualism."

SCOTUS Wraps Up: 5 Takeaways From the Supreme Court's Current Term

Bill Blum | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Bill Blum

Has the court under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. lost its ideological marbles and, gasp, turned liberal? That's the billion-dollar question observers of the high tribunal are asking in the wake of the tumultuous October 2014 term.

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Scalia's Dissent: A Direct Attack on American Democracy Itself

David Ropeik | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

Scalia's message is frightening anti-government rhetoric so harsh and polarizing that it is potentially far more damaging to America than anything in the gay marriage ruling he laments.

Scalia Rages

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

This is jiggery-plobbaly.

SCOTUS Marriage Equality

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

SCOTUS Marriage Equality

Scalia on Retirees Losing Their Health Insurance: 'I Can't Feel Bad About It'

Nan Aron | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Apple Grove, West Virginia, there are some retirees from a chemical plant whose Christmas wishes probably include this: They want to keep the health insurance they were promised.

Justice Antonin Scalia Says The Constitution Is Silent On Torture

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the us...

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

ThinkProgress | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

On Monday, Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. But tha...

With Out Papers

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We have an immigration issue here today. People will risk their lives to get here to become part of the bigger, louder American Family. The problem isn't that these people are coming here -- the problem is we have part of our family who have forgotten what it was like to be Italian (or whatever group YOU come from).

One of Its Own Members Says There Is Reason Not to Trust the Supreme Court

David Ropeik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

The Supreme Court is losing the only thing it really has to maintain it's power, the trust of the American public. No mater what side you're on, if you are patriotic American, that's scary.

The Supreme Court Rules That Christianity Is Not Christian

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Supreme Court ruling is another giant leap toward theocracy. We are descending to new lows, where non-Christians are openly scorned, made to stand up in public to be identified as outcasts.

Scalia's Original Originalism on Presidential Appointments

Victor Williams | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

As he considers Noel Canning, will Scalia recall his 1991 broad Freytag reasoning? His originalist perspective should not change just because Barack Obama is now signing the commissions.

Antonin Scalia Seems Confused By HBO

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may know a lot... but does he know about HBO? It appears not, according to a transcript from Tuesday's Supreme...

Scalia Suggests Students 'Revolt' If Taxes Get Too High

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students that they should consider a "revolt" if taxes become too high. While speaking last week at ...

Scalia: 'You Are Kidding Yourself If You Think' Internment Ruling Couldn't Happen Again

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii on Monday that the nation's highest court wa...

The Devil Made Me Do It

Screwtape | Posted 03.04.2014 | Comedy

It turns out Justice Scalia not only believes in the Devil, but meets with him at the end of every year. This meeting took place on Christmas Eve, 2013.

"Affluenza" -- The New "Twinkie"

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

When defenses like these succeed, they are copycatted. If Ethan Couch can argue that he is the victim of bad parenting, why can't the murderer who was abused by his parents avoid jail time or even conviction ?

The Paralyzing Premise of Public Prayer

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The explicitly stated attempt to promote Christianity in a government meeting so obviously violates our Constitution that the case should have never even come close to the halls of our highest court.

Sharpton Has Come To Expect 'Tone-Deaf' Language From Justice Scalia

Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices

Al Sharpton was not surprised when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a racially insensitive comment in regards to the 14th Amendment on Tuesda...

Scalia's Bizarro Interview, Presented By GIFs

Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

In a new far-reaching and very surprising interview, he said he hates the Internet, so Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will never see this coarse...

The 9 Weirdest Things We Learned From Scalia's Interview

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave an interview to New York magazine and, boy, was it a doozy. The notoriously outspoken judge gave a wide-r...

Scalia Makes Big Prediction About NSA Wiretaps

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

McLEAN, Va. -- McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping...

Scalia, Ginsburg Inspire Unusual Work

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He's a tenor stuck in the 18th century. She's a soprano who evolves over time. They fight like cats and dogs at work, but somehow forge...

Alito's Dissent: The Problem Began With 'The Idea That Romantic Love Is a Prerequisite to Marriage'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The logical conclusion of this reasoning is that if the government could have enforced arranged marriage with a federal law, it should have, since no one could predict the outcome of these newfangled romantic-love marriages, which altered the institution of marriage forever.