Justice Scalia should resign

  • Article by: E.J. DIONNE , Washington Post
  • Updated: June 27, 2012 - 10:10 PM

So often, Scalia has chosen to ignore the obligation of a Supreme Court justice to be, and appear to be, impartial.

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goferfanzJun. 27, 12 9:55 PM

I would much prefer EJ resign-->His body of work lately has truly bordered on bizarre, from his phony Catholicism to his faux outrage here. Owebama was the one who insulted the Supreme Court at a SOTU speech. Big mistake when they get to review your laws ;oD

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dleitsJun. 27, 1210:00 PM

Waaaa, waaa, waaaa - the cry of the liberal comes through loud and clear in this attack piece. So - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is anything other than a diehard liberal in her Supreme Court votes and writing??? Somehow, that's O.K., but it's not O.K. if an appointed justice happens to have a conservative personal philosophy and view of the Constitution. The intolerance and hypocrisy of liberals like Dionne is duly noted.

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djm55422Jun. 27, 1210:00 PM

Yes, David Suter and Ruth Bader Ginsburgh have never, never expressed anything but judicial restraint, always appearing impartial. Supreme Court Justice is a lifetime appointment. Liberal or coservative does not matter. I'm sure Scalia doesn't need E J Dionne's approval to continue to serve on the court. Next time, buy grapes at Costco, because they are almost never sour.

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LakeliverJun. 27, 1210:06 PM

The man has HUBRIS written all over him, not a wonderful qualification for a supposedly objective jurist.

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guffmanJun. 27, 1210:06 PM

I can't wait for this paper's next rant against the Supreme Court's decision, Justice Scalia included, when the eviscerate the unlawful "health care law" tomorrow. Scalia is hero.

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LakeliverJun. 27, 1210:08 PM

And then, of course, there's the totally vacuous Thomas who Scalia has on a leash and who has never written a discovery since his appointment, and the postings on here by true believers show why the court is incapable of "fair and balanced" jurisprudence.

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dighollywoodJun. 27, 1210:11 PM

PRO-Scalia > Go Scalia Go! Judicial activism is great, thank you 1960's generation, if the Libs get their way...if not...they whine.

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hobie2Jun. 27, 1210:14 PM

Well, the fact that Scalia says he is astounded by the world reaction to "habeus corpus when convenient" or why there is a problem ignoring it for decades on a person who is too different, that he is astounded by not sending children - who know only the US -off to countries as foreign to them as mars to live, that he was astounded by people who think their private property is something sacred, etc., etc, maybe he SHOULD be removed from the bench as much for being out of touch with humanity equally with not knowing why Constitutions exist... He has consistently ignored the role of the Constitution as protector-of-the- individual-from-the-will-of-the-majority, and has repeatedly held in his speeches that the USSC's role is allowing legislative laws to stand because they are the will of the majority.... He sure won't be impeached - the Congress doesn't impeach their rubber stamp government yes men.

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goldengoph3rJun. 27, 1210:20 PM

Justice Scalia should have resigned after the hunting trip with Cheney. He is a complete disgrace to the Supreme Court.

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goferfanzJun. 27, 1210:20 PM

"""the postings on here by true believers"""....... Look in the mirror LL, as Owebama is simply Cheney in pretty much all ways, except abortion. Obama's gay marriage conversion sealed the Cheney verdict since he was already there on debt, war, Gitmo, Big Oil, etc Yet, all the vitriol direct at Bush/Cheney is now A OK when the guy has a D after his name. Unbelievable. BTW, Your racist tendencies are again on display when discussing Justice Thomas, who has been a solid jurist quietly doing his job. Kind of what EJ seems to want.

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