Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bench Wars


An interesting battle has erupted over Antonin Scalia's new book, Reading Law.  Seems highly respected Judge Richard Posner, of the 7th US Court of Appeals, took exception to Supreme Court Justice Scalia's "textual originalism," noting that Scalia often equivocates in his rulings.  Posner makes some very fine arguments in his review of the book, while Scalia fumes over these criticisms.

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  1. As Rick would say, Scalia has become a caricature of himself,

    http://news.yahoo.com/scalia-says-abortion-gay-rights-easy-cases-073501926.html

    since when have state sodomy laws had anything to do with the US Constitution, and I would like him to point out in the Constitution any reference to abortion, being the "textualist" that he is.

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    1. That this guy is on the Supreme Court in the first place is a travesty.

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