Saturday, February 13, 2016

Missouri GOP: Scalia's judicial philosophy will live on

(From the Missouri Republican Party)

Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock released the following statement on the passing of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“Justice Scalia is one of the most consequential figures in our nation’s history, and his passing is a loss for the Court, the conservative movement, and the country. It is difficult to overstate the profound impact he had on our political discourse and American public policy. Thanks to his sharp intellect and outsized personality, Justice Scalia influenced a generation of legal scholars, lawyers, and judges, so his judicial philosophy will certainly live on, and his opinions—well-reasoned, witty, and brilliant—will be studied for years to come.”


Anonymous said...

May the man find the grace in death that he could never embody in life.

Anonymous said...

In the coming theocracy dear leader will encourage the schoolchildren to bow down to his statue.

Anonymous said...

Hey 7:06, please explain with details.

He was a man of exceptional honor and grace, and an intellect you could never hope to approach.

He was also very close to someone you probably admire, judging from your caustic, uninformed, snark--Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Disagreeing with someone's opinions doesn't make them a bad, let along graceless, person.

Saying what you said does, though.

Does it make you feel good to speak ill of the dead? Then please identify yourself so we may someday do the same to you.

Though I suspect that's already an arranged matter.

Anonymous said...

I'm not 7:06 PM but

Disagreeing with someone's opinions doesn't make them a bad, let along graceless, person.

Disagree is not exactly the right word.

This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is "actually" innocent. Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged "actual innocence" is constitutionally cognizable.

The above alone should have confirmed Scalito's reservation to a permanently warm place, if there is one.

Anonymous said...

But my favorite talk show host said Scalia was the best Supreme Court justice so it must be true. I am far to busy to actually research it and form my own opinion.