November 29, 2009 |
American Original The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Joan Biskupic Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 436 pp., $28 To begin, a few snapshots from the life of Justice Antonin Scalia: As a young boy, he failed the entrance exam to a prestigious high school. Six decades later, he's still kicking himself over a question he got wrong. He was passed over by Princeton. He was passed over again by President Ronald Reagan for solicitor general, and yet again by President George W. Bush for chief justice.
May 11, 2004 |
Associated Press and the Hattiesburg American newspaper filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service over an April 7 incident in which a federal marshal erased reporters' recordings of a speech given by Justice Antonin Scalia. A spokesman for the Marshals Service said the agency had not seen the lawsuit. Scalia has apologized for confiscating the recordings.
September 12, 2005
Is there no limit to Michael Ramirez's nonsense? Not only does he treat us to his sports illiteracy by combining a baseball analogy with an image of football players, he represents Justice Clarence Thomas as a legal heavyweight instead of what he is: Justice Antonin Scalia's second vote (editorial cartoon, Opinion, Sept. 8). KEN FELDMAN Chino Hills I'm guessing it wasn't the intent of Ramirez's cartoon, but it accurately characterizes Scalia and Thomas as the small-minded pinheads they are. PATRICK R. PIERES Simi Valley
March 2, 2004 |
The Supreme Court said it referred to Justice Antonin Scalia a request that he remove himself from a case about Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force because their recent duck-hunting trip raised questions about his impartiality. The Sierra Club environmental group filed a motion last week asking that Scalia disqualify himself from the case because the January trip had created "an appearance of impropriety."
February 21, 2004
Regarding "Old MacDonald Had a Judge ... " (Commentary, Feb. 17), about Justice Antonin Scalia refusing to recuse himself in the case involving Vice President Dick Cheney: Maybe Scalia believes he can be impartial when voting about his friend, and after receiving gratuities like the hunting trip from the companies involved. But then why do I already know exactly how he will vote on the matter? Steve Dillow Torrance Robert Scheer is so right in calling on Scalia to recuse himself in the upcoming case involving Cheney, since they went on a hunting trip together.
June 19, 2008
Re "Crossing Obama off the list," letters, June 18 To the women with the brilliant idea that electing John McCain will leave a clear field for Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2012, I have three words: Supreme Court justices. There probably will be at least two openings on the court in the next four years. If McCain gets to fill them with the type of justice he says he admires most, you can say goodbye to Roe vs. Wade, workplace protection laws, equal pay legislation -- and say hello to more government wiretapping and the policy of "guilty unless proven innocent."