Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia was found dead this morning at Cibolo Creek Ranch, during a quail hunt in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, Texas. Natural causes are presumed.
Justice Scalia was the author of District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the landmark decision which held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution applies to federal enclaves and protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes.
Justice Scalia was the most prominent advocate of originalism, the principle of constitutional law interpretation which finds the Constitution’s meaning was fixed at the time of enactment. This philosophy has challenged the ‘living document‘ fraud promoted by lefties determined to reshape America in their socialist vision.
Justice Scalia’s legal wisdom informed innumerable Michigan court decisions and guided a generation of liberty oriented lawmakers across our entire country as well. Historians will rank him with Oliver Wendell Holmes as the greatest two intellects ever seated on the U.S. Supreme Court.
We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Maureen Scalia, and his nine children. A terrible loss.
His passing will create a a legal (and political) vacuum, but for now let us thank God for allowing us 79 years of this great legal mind and wish him God Speed.
"..If you were friends with him..he took special delight in being tough on you.."
Chick Cooper; former Justice Department Official
"...went to shooting ranges and hunted with Elena Kagan.."
It is amazing to me that those at even the highest levels of intellectual discourse can somehow bring themselves to get along.
Perhaps those of us who aspire to same can learn something from Anthony Scalia and the historic life that he lived defending both his and our right to disagree.
I'll never understand the mind of idolaters. Frankly put, if had Scalia, had a shred of integrity or, self-respect, he would have very publicly resigned to highlight the decades of corruption within the 9 Black Robe Jihadi - http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/scalia-slams-jiggery-pokery-used-to-save-obamacare/
Yep, John Roberts. For a Cubanadian™ who was a Bush administration staffer a few years prior, here is John's biggest fanboy - http://www.nationalreview.com/article/214989/right-stuff-ted-cruz
"a lawyers’ lawyer."
Not to mention lending aid to perhaps one of the most bizarre, warped-minded progressive parasites of our time - http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2015/02/13/lead-pkg-brown-scalia-and-ginsburg.cnn/video/playlists/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg/
The hubris about guns? Complete fabrication - http://www.examiner.com/article/scalia-s-establishment-take-on-gun-control-should-be-no-surprise-to-gun-owners
Exactly what TJ warned about shysters - http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/thomas-jefferson/letters-of-thomas-jefferson/jefl263.php
Piss on them all.
In ideologically split, democratically-elected, republican governments you do not get everything you seek immediately. Progress is halting, with periodic reverses. Learn to relish half of a loaf, it is much better than no loaf at all. At each succeeding engagement you can get more of the remainder.
Our lefty opponents learned this long ago. Why they have implemented so much of their agenda over the last 100 years. Why we lost so much ground over that 100 years.
Justice Scalia, as a good Italian boy, knew this:
Il meglio è nemico del bene.
The perfect is the enemy of the good.
We need to be as smart.
Oh, horse shit. The old dago was sitting complicit within his band of 9 Black Robe Jihadi - https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=231115
Enjoy your giblets
While I share your frustration with adverse SCOTUS decisions, you could only make this case if the adverse decisions were 9 - 0. Critical SCOTUS decisions have all been 5 - 4, which suggests a lot of politicking going on behind the scenes.
SCOTUS has morphed into a legislative body where victors push the scope of each decision as far as they can without losing the critical fifth vote. That fifth vote is usually Anthony Kennedy; never was Scalia. Kennedy was also appointed by Reagan, whose only great SCOTUS appointment was Scalia
Kennedy will be buried face down when he dies, so he can see where he is going. Scalia, on the other hand, deserves our heartfelt gratitude.
You mean like another one of his loon progressive BFF like eLesbo (((Kagan)))?
Run that gratitude crap on others. It isn't selling here.
You actually believe David Axelrod??? A CNN exclusive??? Axelrod, the lying slimebag out of the Chicago Daley machine who paved Obama's path to office by destroying everyone in his path with lurid, lying sexual misconduct allegations?
You are more gullible than I ever imagined.
Puh-lease, 10x25MM. No, it's not about your li'l red herring. Those sleazy shysters were all asshole buddies with the old fart. That band of 9 crooks is what the old fart bathed himself in and, that is what the old fart publicly sold his credibility on palling around with not only the lesbo and the loony bra-burner but, also by remaining part and parcel in the branch of government who crafted SCOTUScare.
Anybody of character would've made a very public resignation. The old fart didn't.
So your strategic expertise suggests that at the first setback, Justice Scalia should have resigned and allowed Zero to appoint a good socialist as his replacement? Justices Alito and Thomas as well? I am certain that Zero cherishes your strategic vision.
How would you allow a conservative Justice to perform his/her duties? Videoconferencing? Remember that a no fraternization rule means no changing the minds of colleagues. Treating your colleagues like lepers is certain to win you goodwill and accommodation. Guarantees a loss in every close decision.
Good will? You really are full of all the garbage you know as a politician family truth. Well, I'm not as "expert as your family" however, the old dago that you're all, by your inference, shamelessly willing to sell your soul over without so much as a question. Resignation? Interesting. You do not want to address that directly, do you? Alito? An asshole. We all already know that. Thomas? More consistent than the old Reagan Italiano crutch. Let's play your game. So your strategic expertise suggests that at the first setback (not a first as Scalia sucked ass twice on Obamacare), which was/is unconstitutional, game over, 10x25MM? Your dead wop's words - not mine.
All your great justices, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, are as useless as tits on a boar or, is it all a "colleagues" shyster's game?
Want to go further with your bullshit?
I am one of those who believe that the SCOTUS decisions should be unanimous or not at all. It was that way once upon a time.
The court ought to be comprised of ALL originalists without question. You are correct about what it has morphed into.
Thank Amendment XVII for that outcome.
CS you think the people having the right to elect our two Senators somehow changed the values of the Supreme Court? Your comments above are off topic and quite frankly, have no business in this discussion. Justice Scalia's untimely demise could throw this country into further disarray. As for my thoughts, Justice Scalia played by the rules. He recused himself from matters wherein a mere slight appearance of impropriety existed. But two Justices, especially on the marriage ruling, which, by the way SCOTUS had no business hearing in the first place, actually married same sex couples contrary to the laws then and there existing. They should have recused themselves--and shame on them for this dishonesty. As for me, an avid reader of SCOTUS opinions, will miss the legal genius of Justice Scalia's writings.