Does Scalia belong at Bachmann sessions?

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 23, 2011 - 9:21 PM

The justice will cross the street to meet with lawmakers in the first "Conservative Constitutional Seminar" Bachmann is holding. But will he cross a line?

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gopherfan93Jan. 23, 11 9:29 PM

What's wrong with teaching lawmakers about legal aspects of the constitution?? The constitution is just the constitution. It's not a political document, although libs wish it would go away.

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floridascottJan. 23, 11 9:36 PM

Hey gopherfan93 in 1776 the constitution was not a political document. In 2011 the constitution is absolutely positively a political document and you know it.

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fishheadJan. 23, 11 9:40 PM

This is the same Supreme Court justice who met behind closed doors with Koch before voting to give corporations the ability out openly purchase elections. He's also the same justice who went hunting with Cheney right before he voted in favor of allowing Cheney to prevent Americans from knowing who wrote our energy policy. He's a traitor.

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ezjamesJan. 23, 11 9:45 PM

It would be an honor to listen to Justice Scalia speak at this event.

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thesealJan. 23, 11 9:50 PM

Next month Justice Thomas will give a talk on the importance of full disclosure of house hold income....

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jackpinesavJan. 23, 11 9:52 PM

Closed meeting; outspoken conservative Justice; whatever happened to jurists like Warren Burger and Potter Stewart who would never dream of such a charade. Extremists like Tea Party should be afraid of his past decisions about limiting privacy, and allowing financial records to be examined by the govt. That pendulum swings back, you know. Reality shows like this will push Bachmann past Timmy soon, as the Romans show thumbs up, thumbs down. This stuff scares most of America.

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vegas2112Jan. 23, 11 9:54 PM

Bachmann's office said the meeting is closed to the media at the court's request. Arberg, however, said it was Bachmann's office that "set the guidelines for the event." ---------- Either the spokeswoman for the Supreme Court of The United States is lying or Bachmann is lying. Tough call.

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nicolaswillJan. 23, 11 9:54 PM

The think the real question here is, "Does Bachmann belong in politics?"

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cags777Jan. 23, 11 9:57 PM

This would have been a non-issue for me. However, if taxpayer dollars are being used to promote this event (and all indications point to yes), then it should be a public event. For Justice Antonin Scalia and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to say otherwise is unethical and nothing more than partisan politics. It's healthy to have an exchange of ideas, especially if these are supposed to be bipartisan events. But make them public!

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AlrhlikiJan. 23, 11 9:58 PM

The constitution wasn't written until 1787, so of course it wasn't political in 1776

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