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Justice Scalia

The Impotent Plenipotentiary

Alex Glashausser | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Alex Glashausser

Just as Scalia will never be an unborn widow, he appears unlikely--regardless of any (en)treaties--to assume the role of legal doctrine's most indispensable character: the reasonable person.

Scalia vs. Waldman on Guns / Frum vs. Corn on War

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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After 219 years, "Justice" Scalia found a right to guns in Heller. Now a new book explains why the Court was wrong and how public opinion and law can shift. Also: Frum & Corn debate the Obama scandal of 'refusing to start unnecessary wars.'

How Responsible Is the Drug Dealer for the Actions of the Drug User?

Steven Brill | Posted 04.20.2014 | Crime
Steven Brill

The death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose has triggered an interesting debate as to whether the individuals who sold Mr. Hoffman the drugs should be criminally liable for his death.

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 ...

The Devil Made Me Do It

Screwtape | Posted 03.04.2014 | Comedy
Screwtape

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.

The Myth of States' Rights

Leon Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leon Friedman

The assertion of states' rights really means resistance to progressive federal laws designed to alleviate the inequality in our society. We must look more closely at the real reason why States rights are asserted to block action by the federal government.

Justice Scalia's Belief In The Devil

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was profiled in New York Magazine with in-depth interview with Jennifer Senior that touched on his judicial phi...

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 ...

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...

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...

Scalia's Gay Marriage Mystery

Salon | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Antonin Scalia cast the deciding vote to bring same-sex marriage to California. And nobody noticed....

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.

Argle-Bargle: What Justice Scalia Still Doesn't Get About Marriage

Jay Michaelson | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Really? Argle-bargle? The term doesn't appear in my dictionary, but I take it to mean an incoherent ramble, the equivalent of gibberish. And to apply it to the legal arguments that a generation of lawyers and legal scholars have debated for years is, itself, offensive.

And Marriage Makes Three: A Gay Rights Trilogy Secures a Legacy

Julie A. Nice | Posted 09.02.2013 | San Francisco
Julie A. Nice

The Supreme Court's landmark ruling this week in U.S. v. Windsor invalidating Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act follows a path carefully forged by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Musings on Windsor and Perry and a Better Day for America

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans people are often married when they transition, so these rulings add comfort to knowing that the complicated politics of gendered identity will have less impact on their relationships, particularly when they dissolve or inheritance issues arise.

Supreme Court Justices Pose Two Strange Questions in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The Supreme Court in hearing argument in the same-sex marriage cases posed two questions that I doubt were ever asked before.

WATCH: Louis Virtel's Advice For The Supreme Court Justices

Louis Virtel | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Following Tuesday and Wednesday's hearings, I'm approaching all nine Supreme Court justices (yep, one at a time) like a bossy, side-ponytail-sporting 5-year-old offering advice, cynicism, support and even some actual ideas. (Hey, Scalia! I saved an extra minute for you!)

Can You Oppose Gay Marriage and Not Be Anti-Gay?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Whatever the outcome of this week's historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage, one thing has become crystal clear: there is no longer, if there ever was, a rational argument to ban it. Are there any grounds for holding that position beyond simple prejudice?

A Gay Old, and New, Time at the Supreme Court

Alex Glashausser | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Alex Glashausser

It is not the Constitution that changes. It is we, the people. When applying an old principle to a modern situation, we need not be hostages of history.

Ready for Progress

Walker Bragman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Walker Bragman

Denying people the right to marry who they love denies them equal protection under the law because the court has already ruled that the right to marriage is a fundamental right. It's not a complicated issue.

The Right to Vote, and Other Liberal Entitlements

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Gihan Perera

The words of Justice Scalia still sting to people of common sense and decency. More than week after labeling the right to vote as a racial entitlement, many in the country are still left to wonder if this Court can help prepare us for the next century.

Bring Voting Rights Law Into the 21st Century

Kat Kane | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Kat Kane

If skepticism from the Supreme Court's conservative wing is any indication, a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 could be struck down this year. This should alarm anyone who views voting as a fundamental right and not a "racial entitlement."

Supremely Fallacious

Jim Worth | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

While the entire nation fights to retain their democratic rights the Supreme Court wastes time hearing a plea from Alabama, a state that has spent years trying to subvert the vote and supplant democracy.

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...