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Gaming the Scalia Seat

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 9:38 am   /   Politics

(Steven Hayward) Just curious: is the Senate in recess this weekend? If not, Mitch McConnell might want to have someone rush down to the floor right away to gavel it into session so Obama doesn’t fill Scalia’s seat today or tomorrow with a recess appointment, no doubt citing the grounds that he needs to end-run […]

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Breakfast with Justice Scalia

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 7:38 am   /   Politics

(Scott Johnson) Justice Scalia’s death in Texas yesterday represents a tragic loss for the Supreme Court and for our country. His nearly 30-year tenure on the Court is most notable for his adherence to, and elaboration of, the original meaning of the Constitution and amendments as publicly understood at the time of ratification. The brilliant […]

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Justice Scalia Found Dead Days After Supremes Block Global Climate Agenda

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 5:39 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The most conservative, Constitutionally-adherent Supreme Court Justice has passed away, in his sleep, after a night of celebratory festivities, during a hunting trip in West Texas. He was pronounced dead of natural cases, over the phone, by a justice of the peace, who had not seen or examined Atonin Scalia, and who deemed that an […]

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What kind of Supreme Court nominee will Obama select?

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) I think that President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Scalia will be dead on arrival at the Senate, regardless of whom Obama selects. I suspect that Obama will reach the same conclusion. If so, Obama will select the person whose rejection will provide Democrats with the most political ammunition. Most likely, this means […]

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9 Zingers from the Sharp Mind of Justice Antonin Scalia

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm   /   Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia, who died today during his 29th year on the Supreme Court, was known for a sharp wit as well as a brilliant legal mind, and he expressed both with his tongue as well as his pen. Here is just a sample: 1. “What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really […]

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What Scalia Taught Us

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm   /   Politics

Antonin Gregory Scalia has died. For some, it is the painful loss of a husband or father. For those who knew him, it is the loss of a good friend. For law students, it is the loss of a justice who wrote opinions with rigorous analysis, clarity of expression, and at times an acerbic wit. […]

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Scalia’s Death to Set Off Battle Royal In Senate [Updated]

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Politics

(John Hinderaker) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died today. Scalia was a towering intellect and a great justice. His sudden death is tragic on several levels. The immediate impact, however, will be political. President Obama will use the vacancy to try to expand the lawless bloc on the Court. Senate Republicans must do all they […]

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Justice Scalia, RIP

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of modern conservative jurisprudence, died today on a ranch near San Antonio. He was 79. The cause of his death is not yet publicly known. Chief Justice Roberts made this statement: On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague […]

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Judicial Watch Statement on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 8:42 am   /   Politics

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Today is a sad day for those of us fighting for the rule of law and constitutional government.  Justice Scalia’s death reminds us how much our liberties depend upon principled individuals in positions of power.  […]

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