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Justice Antonin Scalia

In Between Jokes, Scalia Again Raises Concerns About Court Ruling On Spying Issues

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Loathed by oh-so-many liberals, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia waded into the deep-blue Aloha State Monday for a talk with law ...

Supreme Court Deciding On Reach Of Federal Gun Ban

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court debated Wednesday how to apply a federal gun ban to those with misdemeanor domestic violence records, with justi...

The Umpire Changes the Rules

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brandt Goldstein

Will we finally see the umpire that the Chief Justice promised us? Or will he continue to move the foul lines and alter the strike zone to favor the rich and the powerful? Americans should keep their eyes on the Court.

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.

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 ...

The Irony of It All: When Adversaries Unintentionally Reveal the Truth

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

In his dissenting opinion in the DOMA case, Justice Scalia states with profound disgust that as a result of the decision, "the view that this court will take of state prohibition of same-sex marriage is indicated beyond mistaking." Justice Scalia, you are a veritable divining rod of the truth.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Gay Marriage, Black Voters and Roberts's Radicals-in-Robes

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgRon Reagan and Erick Erickson debate judicial matters after the DOMA and VRA decisions. But there's a larger subtext -- is Obama's center-left country and Roberts's hard-right Court moving toward a collision? Then, Obama tries to cool off the planet and the frenzy over Snowden.

Brand New Day

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

So much bile has been spewed for so long by those who predicted society's total collapse if gay folk were granted equality under the law -- our simple right to the pursuit of happiness.

The Supreme Court and Marriage Equality

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Justice Roberts has demonstrated that he understands that as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court he has a responsibility not just to his own ideological views, and interpretation of the constitution, but to the institution of the Court as well.

Yes, Even in 2013, We Need the Voting Rights Act

Brittney Bullock | Posted 05.05.2013 | Black Voices
Brittney Bullock

The remark was so off-base, it's truly disturbing to remember that it was not made by some Joe the Plumber off the street, your old, staunchly conservative Uncle Antonin at the family barbecue, but rather by a legislator who has a unique say in the life or death of the VRA.

Scalia Criticizes 'Childish Spectacle'

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While his colleagues got ready to go to the Capitol, Justice Antonin Scalia sat on a stage across town and held forth about why, for the...

Scalia Gets Bold Praise From Colleague

AP | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says her colleague Antonin Scalia deserves a lot of credit for getting the high court to divine what l...

Princeton Student 'Isn't Persuaded' By Scalia's Defense Of 'Anti-Gay' Writings

Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices

The gay Princeton student who challenged Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on legal writings which some have deemed anti-gay is speaking out about ...

Sniffing Out Justice -- But Is it Legal?

Diane Dimond | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Can a dog violate your constitutional rights? The high court recently agreed to hear two separate cases from Florida in which police dogs, trained to sniff out illegal drugs, alerted their human handlers to the presence of drugs.

The Scalia-Posner War and Why it Matters

Eric Segall | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

Scalia relies no more (or less) on text or history than any other Supreme Court Justice; he just indignantly claims that he does.

Scalia Speaks Out On Supreme Court Discord

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is downplaying reports of discord among the justices following last month's decision to uphold...

Scalia's Critics Fault Justice Over Politics

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia ended his 26th year on the Supreme Court with a string of losses in the term's biggest cases and criticism that h...

Time for Congress to Impeach Justice Antonin Scalia

Thom Hartmann | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

With his blatant impartiality and total disregard for the institution of the Supreme Court, isn't it time Justice Scalia was impeached?

Scalia Accused Of Turning Into Advocate Against Obama

Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

Scalia's tone this year, particularly in cases involving the Obama administration, is raising new criticism over the temperament of a justice who has ...

Meatless Monday: Broccoli and Affordable Health Care

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The government can reward good behavior by subsidizing broccoli, lentils, kale, pumpkin -- all the produce we know we should be eating, rather than subsidizing beef, no one's idea of health food. How the government allocates the funding for our food system is a pivotal issue in the upcoming Farm Bill -- one we should watch.

Cry the Beloved Country: Why the Supreme Court Should Leave Obamacare Alone

David Paul | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Lost in the arguments of conservatives and right-wing activists was the fact that the individual mandate -- the essential element that would bring tyranny to our homes -- was initially raised as the preferred strategy for health care reform by the right.

Challengers Press for Radically Limited Government in Health Care Law Oral Arguments

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

If the high court's conservative wing does indeed strike the minimum coverage provision, they will do so by actively ignoring or overriding precedent.

Scalia Has Simple Solution For Critics Of Citizens United

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has a simple solution for people who don't like all the political advertisements unleashed...

Occupy This: Create a Lasting Legacy by Passing the Equal Rights Amendment

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The Occupy Movement continues to protest economic inequality. But it's missing an opportunity to create a lasting legacy: to push for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Yes, Wal-Mart Is Too Big to Sue

Al Norman | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Some observers will no doubt want to wait a couple of months to see how the Bush-dominated court rules in this case. But based on what I've seen from the justices already, the writing is on the Wal.