Antonin Scalia

Lawyers Build Cases for Marriage Equality Based on Supreme Court's Rulings

Lawyers Build Cases for Marriage Equality Based on Supreme Court's Rulings
When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to say the ruling applied only to legally married same-sex couples seeking benefits from the federal government. But judges and lawyers representing same-sex couples are already using Kennedy's language and reasoning in other cases about the right to marry.
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Why Justice Alito May Be the Most Dangerous Man on the Bench

Why Justice Alito May Be the Most Dangerous Man on the Bench
Justice Alito’s clinging to a cultural definition of the role of marriage as procreative and justification for legislating bigotry has been largely eclipsed by Scalia’s over-the-top, mouth-breathing dissent in Windsor. And given the cases lining up for the court next term, it’s time we pay it some attention.
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Justice Scalia Reaffirms Anti-Equality Opinions, Need for Supreme Court Term Limits

Justice Scalia Reaffirms Anti-Equality Opinions, Need for Supreme Court Term Limits
Speaking to the North Carolina Bar Association in Asheville, N.C., on Friday morning, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia further discussed his opinions on marriage equality, the death penalty, abortions and more. It was quickly apparent that, unlike the rest of America, Scalia's thoughts on these so-called moral issues haven't changed in his 27 years on the court.
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Brandon Perkins
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Cartoons About Entitled Racist Antonin Scalia

Cartoons About Entitled Racist Antonin Scalia
During oral arguments before the Supreme Court in a case to determine whether a key section of the Voting Rights Act should be upheld, Justice Antonin Scalia expressed his skepticism by referring to the provision as "perpetuation of racial entitlement."
Here is a round-up of what some of the top political cartoonists thought of Scalia's remark:
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Antonin Scalia Should Resign

Antonin Scalia Should Resign
Wednesday’s testimony at the Supreme Court on the Voting Rights Act was historical for many reasons.  The 1965 VRA is the law that Congress passed in response to the 15th amendment, which was ratified 97 years earlier.  In other words it took Congress 97 years to develop the courage, information and creativity to craft a bill to protect the foundational right of our democracy.
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Should the Supreme Court Enforce a Code of Ethics on Itself?

It’s the first Monday in October, so the big news outlets and legal blogs were full over the weekend of stories and posts on the opening of the Supreme Court’s 2012-13 term.
The new term begins with the court still refusing to formally adopt for itself the ethical code it enforces at every other level of the federal judiciary. The Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges instructs judges to maintain their independence by acting “without fear or favor.” It tells judges to disqualify themselves from cases in which they or members of their family have a personal interest, to take care to obey laws requiring them to disclose their personal finances and to avoid any involvement in partisan politics, among other things.
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