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Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    That's a good sentiment. But there's 2 core problems with it where Scalia is concerned.

    • Scalia in fact did not support an originalist/textualist reading of the law.
    • Scalia never shrunk from legislating from the bench/ignoring his own version of 'originalist', or trying to do so with his dissents when in the minorty if it would serve his political ideology.


    He was not in fact this person sticking to his principles, but rather a person sticking to his politics, no matter how he had to trample on his own principles to do so.
     
  2. abradley

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    As for his 'did not support an originalist/textualist reading of the law.' and 'never shrunk from legislating from the bench/ignoring his own version of 'originalist', or trying to do so with his dissents when in the minorty if it would serve his political ideology.'

    How about links?
     
  3. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Deity

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    Look for yourself. Welcome to the internet.
     
  4. abradley

    abradley Deity

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    If somebody accuses another of a crime it's normally the accuser's job to supply evidence.
     
  5. Aea

    Aea Prince

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    No less then 100,000 words of evidence either. Tim don't you even think of delivering less.
     
  6. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Deity

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    This is a forum, not a police station.

    Welcome to the internet.
     
  7. abradley

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    Then any utterance by anyone is true.
     
  8. Aea

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    Do we even have any evidence that he was a SC Justice?
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Why don't you address the points made about Republicans harming blacks from back in the thread before I do anything for you. No? You'd rather just duck out?
     
  10. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Deity

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    Only if they have credibility.

    You can look that up at dictionary dot com. Welcome to the internet.
     
  11. abradley

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    :lol: An old debate trick, 'change the subject.' :lol:

    As for your doing anything for me ... you don't have to.

    IMHO, even if you could post some rulings you felt went against his stated philosophy there would likely be opposing viewpoints, that's why (IMO) you should have used IMO prefacing the accusations.

    I know nothing about legal matters other than there seems to be an opposing viewpoint on near every opinion.
     
  12. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Deity

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    All comments are opinions, so constantly typing "IMO" is redundant. And false claims of humility are annoying.

    Welcome to the internet.
     
  13. useless

    useless Social Justice Rogue

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    Can black people vote for Democrats and not be "stupid" Abradley? Do they magically become intelligent when they vote the way you want them to?
     
  14. abradley

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    OK, don't use IMO, instead defend the accusation. Simple.
     
  15. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Deity

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    Please explain where you arrived at the conclusion you are in a position to make demands.
     
  16. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I'll sit with you

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    This.
    And This.
     
  17. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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  19. Timsup2nothin

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    It wasn't phrased as a request. It wasn't a question. Since you seem to be claiming it wasn't a demand...

    What makes you think your suggestions will have any weight?

    Welcome to the internet.

    Be sure to inform the NY Times and The Economist of your humble opinions.
     
  20. abradley

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    Yes, and that's not what I posted.

    Am sure Einstein 'acted stupidly' some time in his life, that doesn't mean I think he was stupid.
     

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