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An Appropriate Honor for Antonin Scalia

Gawker: “Last week, George Mason University announced that its law school would be renamed, at the request of an anonymous donor who gave $20 million to the program, after the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia: the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University—ASS Law. (Or ASSoL.)”

The New York Times says the school will now be renamed again to The Antonin Scalia Law School.

Enumerati

Most Want Senate to Hold SCOTUS Hearings

56%

Of Americans say the Senate should hold hearings and vote on President Obama’s choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, according to Pew Research. About four-in-ten (38%) say the Senate should not hold hearings until the next president selects a court nominee.

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Scalia Wasn’t So Great

Antonin Scalia, who died this month, after nearly three decades on the Supreme Court, devoted his professional life to making the United States a less fair, less tolerant, and less admirable democracy. Fortunately, he mostly failed. Belligerent with his colleagues, dismissive of his critics, nostalgic for a world where outsiders knew their place and stayed there, Scalia represents a perfect model for everything that President Obama should avoid in a successor.

— Jeffrey Toobin, the New Yorker

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Reid Speaks Out on GOP Stonewalling

If we enshrine this precedent and declare a functioning Supreme Court optional, subordinate to the whim of the Senate majority, it is easy to envision a future where the Supreme Court is routinely crippled.

— Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), writing for the Washington Post , on the GOP’s stated refusal to consider any Obama nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy.

Poetic Justice

No Scalia Tears

Old Justice Scalia was never into constitutional interpretation.
For him, the pristine document was unchanged since its creation.
But now that Scalia
Has left this vale of tears,
He’s just as dead as his version of the U.S. Constitution.

News & Comment

Hey GOP, Scalia’s Death Is a Message from God – He Wants Pres. Obama to Appoint the Next Supreme Court Justice

Infographic circulating on Facebook
Infographic circulating on Facebook

To hear them tell it, God is in constant communication with Republican politicians. In the current election cycle alone, he told no less than six out of the 16 (or whatever) Republican candidates that he wanted them to run for president.

He may have wanted them to run, but apparently he didn’t want at least five of them to win. Of the six — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, evangelical cult leader Ben Carson, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — only Kasich is still in the race.

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Is Scalia a Creationist?

Humanity has been around for at least some 5,000 years or so, and I doubt that the basic challenges as confronted are any worse now, or alas even much different, from what they ever were.

— Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, quoted by the Washington Post, suggesting he might be a creationist. ThinkProgress notes the earliest Homo sapiens actually lived in Africa about 100,000 years ago.

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From Supreme Court Bench, GOP’s Scalia Repeated Tea Party Anti-ACA Propaganda – And Lies