Justice Scalia Dead at 79

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    Feb 13, 2016 10:36 PM GMT
    Breaking news at this point, and heartbreaking to me personally, who was privileged to know him:

    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-02-13/supreme-court-justice-antonin-scalia-found-dead-in-san-antonio

    RIP Mr. Justice Scalia!
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    Feb 13, 2016 10:55 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidObama to nominate a 25 year old gay, Muslim law student who is here on an expired student visa as Scalia's replacement.


    One might have expected SB to show a little more respect at the passing of a conservative hero.
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    Feb 13, 2016 11:03 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidObama to nominate a 25 year old gay, Muslim law student who is here on an expired student visa as Scalia's replacement.

    One might have expected SB to show a little more respect at the passing of a conservative hero.

    What a stupid, insensitive comment from southbeach1500. Who used this opportunity to promote his own hatred & bigotry, against both a Black President and against Muslims. Disgusting behavior, even for him.
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    Feb 13, 2016 11:25 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    I'm sure you'll condemn the lefty libs THERE for their hatred, bigotry and disgusting behavior at the death of a fellow human being.

    Why don't you just crawl back under your rock, you sad excuse for a human being? Other than your little fan club of fellow RJ trolls, I can't think of many who would endorse what you just wrote.
  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 13, 2016 11:26 PM GMT
    Scalia was a vile anti-gay bigot who repeatedly voted to imprison all gay people for the "crime" of being gay. Thankfully for everyone on this site, his kind of bigotry and hatred have largely been thrown on the ash-heap of history.
    Like racists and fascists, he was an example of the absolute worst in America. What is sad is that he chose to use his obviously considerable intellectual talents in the service of hatred, fear and bigotry.
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    Feb 13, 2016 11:35 PM GMT
    You're obviously such a sociopath SB, that you can't see the difference between an American conservative mourning the loss of "one of his own" and the relative indifference of an American liberal to the same loss.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:02 AM GMT
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    KissTheSky saidScalia was a vile anti-gay bigot who repeatedly voted to imprison all gay people for the "crime" of being gay. Thankfully for everyone on this site, his kind of bigotry and hatred have largely been thrown on the ash-heap of history.
    Like racists and fascists, he was an example of the absolute worst in America. What is sad is that he chose to use his obviously considerable intellectual talents in the service of hatred, fear and bigotry.

    How dare you! Art_Deco will have harsh words for you.

    Oh, BTW... You look great modeling the new Hillary campaign t-shirt:

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    Seems like the libs....in their enthusiasm to piss on the graves of people who don't agree with them 100%....are only pissing on themselves.

    Since Hillary Clinton held anti-gay views for most of her political career, maybe they they can piss on her too.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:08 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    You're obviously such a sociopath SB, that you can't see the difference between an American conservative mourning the loss of "one of his own" and the relative indifference of an American liberal to the same loss.

    A sociopath lubed with quite of lot of booze. Maybe if he's sober in a few days (or something like sober) he'll begin to become more coherent.

    In the meantime, we still have to deal with the SB surrogates and apologists, like the nearly braindead S2Ki. Not that they say anything meaningful, but they do take up thread space, and so annoying in that sense.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:10 AM GMT
    anotherphil saidI may have detested everything I ever heard him say, but never would I have wanted him to have so little time left; I'm terribly sorry for his loss and yours.

    I would normally keep my distance on this and just pay my respects in silence, but I couldn't let that shithead southbot crowing over this as some sort of sick moral victory be the last word. Whatever my feelings on the positions of the late Justice, he deserves better than that if only for having been a human being. No less so for having been someone important to you and many others, MGINSD. icon_sad.gif

    RIP


    Great mind attached to a great guy. And also a great friend to one the most liberal on the bench, justice ginsberg. Funny, they were both major opera fans. Enough so that they used to play extras together in DC and NYC.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:49 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    You're obviously such a sociopath SB, that you can't see the difference between an American conservative mourning the loss of "one of his own" and the relative indifference of an American liberal to the same loss.

    A sociopath lubed with quite of lot of booze. Maybe if he's sober in a few days (or something like sober) he'll begin to become more coherent.

    In the meantime, we still have to deal with the SB surrogates and apologists, like the nearly braindead S2Ki. Not that they say anything meaningful, but they do take up thread space, and so annoying in that sense.


    Klink is talking about taking up thread space? The jokes write themselves. icon_lol.gif

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    Feb 14, 2016 12:55 AM GMT
    OP - When I started the other thread, was out on iPhone and did not notice yours. Guess there's some benefit to numbers anyway.
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    Feb 14, 2016 2:43 AM GMT
    I am sure many people disagreed with Justice Scalia, but he was admired for his intelligence and was consistent in defending his beliefs.

    May peace be with his family.
  • rnch

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    Feb 14, 2016 3:26 AM GMT
    I'll not attend the funeral; but I will send a nice, sincere note of approval.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 14, 2016 3:30 AM GMT
    Jasonfest saidI am sure many people disagreed with Justice Scalia, but he was admired for his intelligence and was consistent in defending his beliefs.

    May peace be with his family.
    Exactly.
    +1
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    Feb 14, 2016 3:35 AM GMT
    Jasonfest saidI am sure many people disagreed with Justice Scalia, but he was admired for his intelligence and was consistent in defending his beliefs.

    Intelligence if you interpret it in terms of his creating fantastic convoluted distortions of the US Constitution. And defending his beliefs if you equate that with defending his prejudices.
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    Feb 14, 2016 3:46 AM GMT
    Jasonfest saidI am sure many people disagreed with Justice Scalia, but he was admired for his intelligence and was consistent in defending his beliefs.

    May peace be with his family.


    Agree, and his close friends on the court.
  • tj85016

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    Feb 14, 2016 3:49 AM GMT
    I didn't always agree with Scalia but it is impossible to say that you wouldn't learn something reading his opinions, whether you agreed with them or not.

    Not a chance in hell Obama gets to appoint a new judge, but he can nominate until the cows come home
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    Feb 14, 2016 3:50 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Jasonfest saidI am sure many people disagreed with Justice Scalia, but he was admired for his intelligence and was consistent in defending his beliefs.

    Intelligence if you interpret it in terms of his creating fantastic convoluted distortions of the US Constitution. And defending his beliefs if you equate that with defending his prejudices.
    The bottom line is that you never celebrate the death of a fellow human being. I am not a fan of Justice Scalia and I found his rulings quite troubling but he is still a human being.
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    Feb 14, 2016 3:51 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Jasonfest saidI am sure many people disagreed with Justice Scalia, but he was admired for his intelligence and was consistent in defending his beliefs.

    Intelligence if you interpret it in terms of his creating fantastic convoluted distortions of the US Constitution. And defending his beliefs if you equate that with defending his prejudices.

    Many across the broad spectrum of politics have commented on his intellect, including those who disagree with many of his opinions. But you apparently know better. Can you give a rationale for your opinion, or at least point to your own credentials. Was constitutional law among the 50 subject areas you taught at the community college?
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    Feb 14, 2016 4:19 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Jasonfest saidI am sure many people disagreed with Justice Scalia, but he was admired for his intelligence and was consistent in defending his beliefs.

    Intelligence if you interpret it in terms of his creating fantastic convoluted distortions of the US Constitution. And defending his beliefs if you equate that with defending his prejudices.


    Since you're not only one of Wilton Manor's preeminent socialites, but also a gifted constitutional lawyer and scholar, would you mind elaborating?
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:31 PM GMT
    This amazes me:

    "After Kagan was nominated to the court by President Obama, she and Justice Scalia became friends and hunting buddies — despite their distinct ideological differences and the fact that Kagan had never fired a gun. They went to Wyoming together in 2012 in the hope of Kagan bagging a big-game trophy like the elk, nicknamed Leroy, whose mounted head dominated Justice Scalia’s Supreme Court chambers.

    But she shot only a white-tailed deer, which Justice Scalia later laughingly said that “she could have done in my driveway” in suburban Virginia.
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    Feb 14, 2016 6:42 PM GMT
    Scalia was a genuinely good-natured guy, and what some persist in calling his "combativeness" was only one form of expressing it. He was also good friends with JJ. Breyer and Ginsburg. One of the first lesson good lawyers learn is that it IS possible to be an effective advocate without becoming enemies of those against whom you argue.
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    Feb 14, 2016 7:19 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidScalia was a genuinely good-natured guy, and what some persist in calling his "combativeness" was only one form of expressing it. He was also good friends with JJ. Breyer and Ginsburg. One of the first lesson good lawyers learn is that it IS possible to be an effective advocate without becoming enemies of those against whom you argue.


    We had him as speaker at one of our annual meetings many many years back and he was quite the good time and at the bar afterwards. He was of the last to leave.
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    Feb 14, 2016 7:38 PM GMT
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    ..."The Court’s opinion contains...hints that Coloradans have been guilty of ‘animus’ or ‘animosity’ toward homosexuality, as though that has been established as Unamerican...I had thought that one could consider certain conduct reprehensible--murder, for example, or polygamy, or cruelty to animals--and could exhibit even ‘animus’ toward such conduct."
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    ..."States continue to prosecute all sorts of crimes by adults “in matters pertaining to sex”: prostitution, adult incest, adultery, obscenity, and child pornography..."
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    "Suppose that all the states had laws against flagpole sitting at one time [which they then overturned]. Does that make flagpole sitting a fundamental right?"
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    "The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie"
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    "There are those who contend that it does not benefit African Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well. One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them"
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    "very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement (voting rights). It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes"
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    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.
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    “If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?”
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    Feb 14, 2016 10:28 PM GMT
    TEXAS: Scalia’s Death Ruled A Heart Attack


    http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/texas-news/scalia-to-have-autopsy-in-texas-according-to-state-law/42898331