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Antonin Scalia

The Difference Between Conservative and Liberal Justices

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

What is really going on here is a combination of intentional insularity and ideological patronage. Instead of wanting to have their ideas tested and challenged by their clerks, the conservative Justices apparently want their law clerks to applaud and affirm their views.

Small Liberal Arts Campuses: Protest Less, Listen More

Michael Restiano | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Protesting is important in that it's the option to turn to when critical discourse is stifled. But protesting the opportunity to hear and engage critically with an ideology is damaging for both parties involved.

Idiots, Maniacs and the Problem With Judicial Activism

Jamin Raskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

There will be no solution to the combat over "judicial activism" since the sin exists in the eye of the beholder and everyone knows it when they see it.

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: 14th Amendment Protects Everyone, Not 'Only The Blacks'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

During oral arguments on an affirmative action case on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the 14th Amendment protects everyone, not "o...

Bill Maher Goes OFF On Scalia's Devil Theory

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.12.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher had plenty of material to work with on "Real Time" Friday night, considering the fact that both Rep. Michele Bachmann and Justice Antonin S...

Supreme Justice: How to Address Judicial Activism in our Courts

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The place for activism is in politics, in the streets, and on the Internet, but not in the courts. That brings us to the question of how to mitigate judicial activism.

Justice Scalia: 'I Have Friends That I Know, or Very Much Suspect, Are Homosexual'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The fact that any American in 2013 -- let alone a justice of the United States Supreme Court, located in a major urban center with a large LGBT population -- can say he or she doesn't know anyone who is openly gay is pretty astounding. Scalia has spun a cocoon around himself.

The 3 Things Scalia Gets Wrong

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia got a lot of attention for his colorful interview with New York magazine on Sunday. While most of his claims were...

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...

Supreme Court Justice: Confirmation Process Is 'Sort Of Broken'

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, said Friday that the confirm...

Scalia On Congress: 'I Leave Them Alone, They Leave Me Alone'

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MEDFORD, Mass. -- MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — It's possible for a law to be really stupid, but still constitutional, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ...

First Nighter: In "Arguendo" Elevator Repair Service Makes a Good Argument for Unbridled Enjoyment

David Finkle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Although I can't say I followed everyone of the ins and outs of Elevator Repair Service's Arguendo, at the Public, I had great fun trying to. That's ...

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...

Everything Must Go!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.20.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

History, it is said, is written by the victors. In North Carolina, apparently, that history will be written by Sharia-fearin', teacher-salary slashin' white people totin' guns into their favorite playgrounds and bars.

Scalia: Capitalism Requires 'Traditional Christian Virtues' To Succeed

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made an appearance at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas on Friday, where he claimed that the succe...

Scalia: SCOTUS Shouldn't 'Invent New Minorities'

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to "inventing" new c...

Beware Your Fantasy -- It Might Just Come True!

George Heymont | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Wishes form the foundation of fairy tales, romantic films, and idle fantasy. There are times, however, when one's innocent fantasies can go horribly wrong and what started out on such a promising note can evolve into a horrifying nightmare.

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...

Controversial Behavior By Scalia, Thomas Prompts Call For Ethics Reform

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

A group of congressional Democrats is set to introduce legislation Thursday that would apply stricter ethical standards to the Supreme Court, amid con...

Ginsburg Calls Out Scalia Inconsistency

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's not surprised that Southern states have pushed ahead with tough voter identification laws and oth...

Report: Scalia Links Judicial Activism To Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's warnings on judicial activism appear to have gained a new chapter at the Utah Bar Association's 2013 summer con...

Scalia's View on Gay Marriage Seeps Out in Vehement DOMA Dissent

Uloop | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Uloop

While Scalia's point may be historically correct, it is in no way a justification for upholding DOMA. Indeed, even if DOMA's sole purpose was to remain true to history, its effect was to deprive gay couples of rights and privileges enjoyed by other legally married couples for no other reason than that they are gay.

Behind DOMA Ruling, America Stands Divided on Gay Rights

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Mugambi Jouet

The Supreme Court's decision to strike the Defense of Marriage Act not only reflects progress towards equality, but also the great polarization of American society over gay rights.