It’s the Sub-Deduction Stupid: Scalia’s Thoughts on Absurdity and Gay Rights

Time was when Antonin Scalia seemed fairly dedicated to the pretense of Judicial restraint. These days he appears content to be known as a political lobbyist for the right wing echo chamber. We can see this in the increasing number of public statements he has made on a range of political issues, effectively tipping his hand to those weighing their prospects in the legal arena.

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Comment by John Aultman on March 31, 2013 at 10:20pm

Scalia does not believe the we have a right to privacy and that the the Supreme Court, in a 7-to-2 ruling in 1965 that struck down a Connecticut law that restricted married couples' access to birth control was wrong.  Scalia believes if a state wants to restrict married couples' access to contraception, there are no rights afforded by the Constitution that say otherwise. "There is," he said, "no right to privacy."  Scalia is a devout Catholic and his son is a priest,  Go figure 

Comment by booklover on March 30, 2013 at 9:49pm

I have not been liking what I hear him saying lately at all.  I wish the President would be able to appoint another liberal judge or two, but I don't know who would leave in time for him to be able to do that.  I cannot stand Clarence Thomas.  I love the Facebook pics that have been popping-up saying to him that his bi-racial marriage was not legal up until not that long ago!  And he dares to tell others that love each other that they cannot marry. I can't believe his wife called Anita Hill and told her she should apologize.  What a moron!  Sorry, I went off your point.

Comment by Daniel W on March 30, 2013 at 8:12pm
Scalia seems like he's already made up his mind. but then maybe so as everyone else.
Comment by Loren Miller on March 30, 2013 at 6:09pm

Too often, Scalia sounds like he likes the sound of his own voice, and that is one personality characteristic I have never much cared for.

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