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Scalia Dead, So Ends One Tiny Part of the Nightmare

no one hated America like Scalia

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday at a resort in Texas. US politicians have already started to bicker about when a new justice should be appointed.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead Saturday at a resort in Shafter, Texas, about 30 miles from the border with Mexico. He died in his sleep after spending the day hunting quail. He was 79 years old.

Considered a champion of conservative ideas, prominent Republican politicians, such as Donald Trump and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), were quick to express their condolences at news of his passing. Trump tweeted, “The totally unexpected loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a massive setback for the Conservative movement and our COUNTRY!”

Cotton issued a statement that said, “The power of Justice Scalia’s intellect, wit, and judicial method have reverberated throughout American law and conservative thought. His name will now join ‎Marshall, Holmes, and Jackson among the greatest Justices in history. He was a scholar, a patriot, a man of principle, and a man of God. His passing is a loss for the Court and a loss for the country. My deepest condolences to Maureen, his nine children, and his grandchildren.”

The issue regarding his reappointment has come up as well. Democrats will no doubt want to take the opportunity to appoint a new justice before November’s elections while Republicans will want to hold off. Indeed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) immediately issued a statement saying, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.”

Justices to the Supreme Court are nominated by the president and confirmed by Congress. The last appointed justice was Elena Kagan in 2010 by President Obama.

Current Chief Justice John Roberts reacted to the news of Scalia’s death in a statement. ” He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues.  His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served.  We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family,” he wrote.

Scalia was the longest-serving current justice on the Court having been nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. He is succeeded by his wife and nine children.

 

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16 Responses to "Scalia Dead, So Ends One Tiny Part of the Nightmare"

  1. drbhelthi  March 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    – perhaps not. The obvious is being overlooked – as per usual.
    Why would the paedophile system remove one of their elite?
    Of course he supported the system to some extent, in order to “maintain.” Not very many “double agents” tell the organizations they infiltrate that they are spys for the other side.
    Scalia was among them but not one of them, and could identify the international paedophile leaders of all nations, especially the U.S., U.K. and Belgium. Thus he and the threat he posed were removed.
    He is being scapegoated as a distraction to cover the leading paedophiles who remain.
    The non-paedophiles who assist to scapegoat Scalia? Misguided.

  2. stonehillady  February 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I know this Gordie, Obama has to take away our guns, his false flags hasn’t work, as a matter of fact the more they happen the more American buy guns and ammo, Obama has been the advocate for Americans to buy guns……. we know they have poison undetectable heart attack guns, and Scalia was alone in in his room, so they could have had him knocked out that way but we know Obama wants to get rid of our guns and what better way then get another anti gun Judge in there…..You scare me sometimes, I think you need to explain why our guns need to be done away with, because you damn well know Obama has a mandate by the UN to do that.

  3. Bob  February 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Pelican Brief revisited?

  4. Bob  February 14, 2016 at 8:39 am

    All justices across the country that are/were BAR associated lawyers wearing Black Executioner Robes are all illegal unconstitutional entities. Here’s an idea…what if ALL of US that are still employed, backed our cars out of our driveways, drove to the nearest highways/freeways, stopped, got out, walked away and didn’t go to work for four weeks until the Impotent PTB decide to unfuk our country! What would be the ramifications aside from all of the infrastructure coming to a complete halt?. I believe it would even affect the 500+ critters and all of the politicians, “illites” also. Would that wake “THEM” up to our power? Just sayin.

  5. Foci  February 13, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Nice hit piece (title). Not. I expected nothing less of Mr. Duff.

  6. B. Bradley  February 13, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Well, it matters not how he went just that he’s gone. Good riddance!

  7. Dan  February 13, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    no one hated America like Scalia

    Take note that, according to VT, constitutional originalism–what Scalia was all about–defines hatred of America. Their knee-jerk hatred for the man for his perceived conservatism reveals a shocking ignorance of Scalia’s Lockean approach, in which the will of the elite, called that of the people, trumps religion in every case as the guiding principle of jurisprudence and law-making. He therefore supported the non-existent right to abortion and of homosexual advocacy, for example. His love for the constitution, however, and wherever it led him, was enough for VT to hit the street running with this hate piece in which the true hatred on display is that of VT for our constitution and what it once stood for.

    • Gordon Duff, Senior Editor  February 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Dan,

      You are a funny guy, not “ha ha” funny but the other kind. To most of us, Scalia was simply a mob lawyer who ass kissed his way to the supreme court.
      As for your legal brain, his imaginary “equal protection” argument during the 2000 election and his “free speech” opinion for Citizens United defined our era and helped turn America into a tin pot dictatorship.
      I am “jumping with joy” at his death, if only he had died at birth.
      The first comparison that usually comes to mind I am withholding, as Scalia would give Hitler a bad name.

    • Alex Kushnir  February 14, 2016 at 3:17 am

      Gordon, now that you mention it, Scalia and Hitler were both paid off by corporate America and the banksters. But I wouldn’t put Scalia in the same league as Hitler, he did a lot of good for Germany, and basically what brought about WWII.

    • Dan  February 14, 2016 at 6:20 am

      Gordon,

      I assumed one of the kids working for you just tossed that up in the air for grabs. Regarding Citizens United, my offhand take is that Scalia didn’t define anything, but rather, in an exercise of legal positivism making a mockery of original intent, affirmed today’s reality of capitalist corporate dominance in politics, absurdly arguing that because corporate-like entities of the age such as hometown newspapers and colleges were not restricted, neither should Goldman Sachs, Exxon Mobil, etc. be restricted today. So, we mostly agree on that.

      In general, Scalia’s idea of original intent is Lockean. Scalia wrote in Flores that the background political philosophy of that age is most closely associated with Locke, who promulgated the Talmudic doctrine in his Letter Concerning Toleration that God will respect even those laws overturning His laws, changing the nature of vice and virtue, if it is the will of the Supreme Government. I would think Progressives would love Scalia for this because it implies our Lockean Supreme Government can compel or restrict any activity whatsoever at odds with its agenda of radical secularism to be imposed on every man, woman, and child anywhere on the planet.

    • Amnesia  February 14, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Gordon.
      I too am a little surprised by the vitriol in that headline and your comment.
      I am sure you have your reasons, myself I have no dog in the fight. From a foreigners
      standpoint I can only say that no one on that level will be without skeletons in the closet and will have
      had to make concessions.. He was a rather solid constitutionalist it seems and in the end there he did stand up for it, for example saying “The supreme court is destroying democracy”..not a small thing to say Gordon.
      And besides that glee of yours may soon disappear when we see Obama’s new elect..
      What do you think? Will he be ten times worse for America? Five?

  8. wjabbe  February 13, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Obama could use his pen to create a new concept of a half a justice of the Supreme Court and then appoint the Bill-Hillary team each with ½ a vote. This would be the first time in history America had a husband-wife team of criminals on the court, both lying lawyers from Yale University at New Haven, Corrupticut. Then, when Bernie gets elected after trumping Trump, and after the next justice kicks off or whatever, he can appoint the illegal president Obama, with the fake birth certificate from Hawaii, who was evidently not a Natural Born Citizen as demanded by our Constitution since if he was, why would he fake his birth certificate? He could appoint Obama with ½ vote and his corrupt wife with another ½ vote, so we have dual husband and wife teams of thugs on the court. They could then make a video of them having a six¬some with the two female appointments made by Obama, with Bill and BO naked giving all Americans the bird with their members standing erect and their middle fingers raised as the full court voted to approve bigamy and polygamy and child pornography throughout the nation. All Demothuglicans and Rethuglicrats would eagerly approve this new Supreme Court of Perverts of America.

  9. Carnaptious  February 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Scalia was one of the vile five who “reasoned” that dollars are speech, and corporations are persons in the case of Citizens United. He was a judicial activist hiding behind a conservative mantle. During his time on the court, Scalia was a staunch defender of the wealthy and powerful, and a zealous oppressor of the weak and the poor. The only reason to mourn his passing is that his replacement will probably be even worse (i.e. Cass Sunstein).

  10. Worker Bee  February 13, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I was hoping for a Duff-like headline of “Antonin Scalia joins Richard Mellon Scaife and Joan Rivers in Hell”.

    • Gordon Duff, Senior Editor  February 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Worker Bee: You have made my day. Add Erdogan to the mix and I would pick up 25 year old single malts and Cuban cigars for the gang.

    • Worker Bee  February 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      “Worker Bee, I’ll see your three and add…”

      Looks up Duff’s obituaries of Scaife and Rivers, and you will understand why I chose those two.

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