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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Constitutional protection for doctor-assisted murder

This is one load I wish his mother had swallowed

Pigs can fly, they can also indulge in prostitution

National Lawyers Guild calls for Scalia
to recuse himself on torture

A glance at Scalia controversies
By The Associated Press

A glance at incidents or comments involving Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia that prompted calls for him to step aside in individual Supreme Court cases.

2006: While a case about detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is pending before the Supreme Court, Scalia tells a Swiss audience that the U.S. Constitution does not protect foreigners held at Guantanamo's military prison. Scalia ignores a request from five retired U.S. generals that he withdraw from the case. Scalia eventually dissents from a ruling that extends some rights to the detainees.

2004: Scalia goes duck hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney while the court is considering Cheney's request to keep private the details of closed-door White House strategy sessions on an energy policy. He rejects arguments that his impartiality was compromised by the hunting trip and is part of a 7-2 decision effectively keeping the meetings private.

2003: Scalia speaks at a rally sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in Virginia to denounce attacks on the Pledge of Allegiance when a challenge to the pledge was pending before the court. Scalia says that the effort to remove God from the Pledge of Allegiance was "contrary to our whole tradition." He decides not to take part in the case.

2000: Scalia is part of a 5-4 ruling in the Florida recount case that seals George W. Bush's presidential victory. Some Democrats had called for him to step aside from the case because his son, Eugene, worked at the same firm as Bush's top Supreme Court lawyer, Theodore Olson.

1996: Scalia, speaking at Catholic University, says there is no right to die in the Constitution, as the court was weighing the issue of physician-assisted suicide. He had previously expressed the same view in a 1990 opinion. Scalia was part of a unanimous ruling in 1997 that there is no constitutional protection for doctor-assisted suicide.

Cheney should take associate justice Antonin grease balls on a hunting trip, and do what he does best on such occasion, shoot his guest in the face







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