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Search: Antonin Scalia

Bigotry Watch

Scalia: ‘14th Amendment Protects All Races,’ Not ‘Only The Blacks’

by David Badash ● 10:27 AM October 16, 2013
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How does Justice Scalia’s thinking, that the 14th Amendment, created in response to the end of slavery, has no context, no historical significance, affect you? Consider this.

News

Bill Maher: Bachmann And Scalia Are ‘The Exact Same Idiot’

by David Badash ● 4:22 PM October 13, 2013
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During Real Time’s “New Rules” segment, Maher did an excellent job linking Tea Party Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as two “idiots” cut from the same cloth.

News

Why Scalia’s ‘I Have Friends I Know Or Suspect Are Homosexual’ Interview Should Scare America

by David Badash ● 9:05 AM October 7, 2013
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says he has friends he knows or suspects are “homosexual,” and he thinks everybody does. That’s one of the most reasonable thing he says. The rest of the interview should scare the bejesus out of all Americans.

News

Scalia Unleashes Religious Attack: ‘Traditional Christian Virtues Are Essential’

by David Badash ● 12:22 PM September 10, 2013
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Antonin Scalia on Friday spoke to an audience at a private religious library in Texas, sharing with them his belief in the importance of “traditional Christian virtues.”

Civil Rights

Scalia: Supreme Court Shouldn’t ‘Invent New Minorities’ For ‘Special Protections’

by David Badash ● 11:49 AM August 20, 2013
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Conservative jurist Antonin Scalia says the Supreme Court shouldn’t be in the business of inventing new minorities so they can get “special protections.”

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Scalia: US Nearing Nazi Germany, Supreme Court Unqualified To Rule On ‘Homosexual Sodomy’

by David Badash ● 9:06 AM July 22, 2013
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Scalia declared over the weekend the Supreme Court was unqualified to decide on “homosexual sodomy,” but his suggestion, essentially invoking Godwin’s Law, that the U.S. is approaching Nazi Germany, was shocking.

DOMA

Did Justice Scalia Just Telegraph His Decision On DOMA?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:59 PM June 24, 2013
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Courts should not be moral arbiters on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, Justice Scalia told an audience of lawyers last Friday. “We’re not qualified.”

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Watch: At GLAAD Awards, Steve Warren Calls Scalia ‘An Old-Fashioned Bully’

by David Badash ● 6:48 PM April 22, 2013
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Steve Warren asked Supreme Court to make the right decision on the Prop 8 and DOMA cases they heard last month, and had a few choice words for Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Will And Grace Creator: ‘Scalia Uses The Word Homosexual The Way George Wallace Used The Word Negro’

by David Badash ● 5:33 PM April 3, 2013
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Will & Grace co-creator and writer Max Mutchnick says U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin “Scalia uses the word ‘homosexual’ the way George Wallace used the word ‘Negro.’”

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Scalia: Voting Rights Act Represents ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’

by David Badash ● 2:26 PM February 27, 2013
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Today Justice Antonin Scalia claimed Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act represents the “perpetuation of racial entitlement” during Supreme Court oral arguments.

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Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Son Was Chaplain At Catholic ‘Ex-Gay’ Ministry

by David Badash ● 7:26 PM December 13, 2012
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The son of Justice Scalia was a chaplain at an “ex-gay” Catholic ministry, and Justice Scalia, it turns out, doesn’t believe in gay people, only gay behavior.

Celebrities

George Takei: Scalia Should Recuse Himself From Marriage Cases For ‘Repugnant’ Comments

by David Badash ● 4:57 PM December 12, 2012
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George Takei says Justice Scalia should consider recusing himself from the two same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear this term because of his “clearly biased.”

Legal Issues

Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Seven Worst Anti-Gay Statements

by David Badash ● 10:16 AM December 12, 2012
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Justice Antonin Scalia has been talking recently about the issue of same-sex marriage, even days after the Court announced it will hear two marriage cases this term.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Gay College Student Who Confronted Scalia Calls Justice’s Comments ‘Absurd’

by David Badash ● 12:56 AM December 12, 2012
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Duncan Hosie calls Scalia’s remarks surrounding same-sex marriage and intimate relations “absurd,” after the Supreme Court justice responded to him at Princeton.