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Author Topic:   Scalia is a Scoundrel
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Message 6 of 108 (761013)
06-27-2015 8:24 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Diomedes
06-26-2015 2:07 PM

I actually just think he is a right-wing religious wacko masquerading as a jurist.
Correction: he's a toad masquerading as a jurist. This could go on all day.
Scalia has always disgusted me just on his personality alone. It's common knowledge that he's a pushy, overbearing asshole who browbeats counsels and even other justices. But the dissent that he wrote on the marriage-equality case was a new low. It was full of ridicule and condescension toward his colleagues:
"If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: 'The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,' I would hide my head in a bag."
I'm not a legal scholar or a Court historian, but I thought it lacked any sort of fair-mindedness or professionalism. The fact that he reserves this sort of immature rancor for a judgment about marriage equality just shows what a vile human being he is.

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