Newsletter subscribe
Tag: Supreme Court
antonin scalia scotus supreme court justice

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 […]

Comments read more
news-and-opinion

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 […]

Comments read more
DailySignal-Logo

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 […]

Comments read more
DailySignal-Logo

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. […]

Comments read more
news-and-opinion

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 […]

Comments read more
news-and-opinion

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 […]

Comments read more

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.  […]

Comments read more
DailySignal-Logo

What This New York Times Writer Got Wrong on Supreme Court Case Challenging Obama’s Executive Actions

Posted: February 10, 2016 at 12:34 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Linda Greenhouse takes the justices to task for the “startling” action of asking the Obama administration to address whether its deferred-action immigration program violates the Take Care Clause of the Constitution. The Take Care Clause is the president’s duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” […]

Comments read more
news-and-opinion

More on the Supreme Court vs the EPA

Posted: February 10, 2016 at 9:08 am   /   Politics

(Steven Hayward) The Supreme Court’s stay of Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” yesterday is fairly unusual. But it may have come about because the EPA essentially dared the judiciary to stop it. Jonathan Adler has some useful observations up on this point at The Volokh Conspiracy yesterday: Looking back over the various stay applications, I suspect […]

Comments read more