Scalia: "Someday, You're gonna get a very conservative Supreme Cabal. . ."

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061016/...co/scalia_aclu

    Justice Antonin Scalia defended his positions in a debate with ACLU President Nadine Strossen on Sunday.

    In effect, Scalia argued that the due process of the 14th Amendment is of a legal - or legislative - mandate, and are neither absolute nor of a judicial nature. He stated that life, liberty, and property can and HAVE been deprived at all times, with the key being 'due process'. And THAT falls under the jurisdiction of legislators.

    "He said unelected judges have no place deciding politically charged questions when the Constitution is silent on those issues."

    He argues that liberals using the Supreme Cabal to 'get their way', was not only reckless, but foolish: "Someday you're gonna get a very conservative Supreme Cabal, and you're gonna regret that approach."

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061016/...co/scalia_aclu

    Justice Antonin Scalia defended his positions in a debate with ACLU President Nadine Strossen on Sunday.

    In effect, Scalia argued that the due process of the 14th Amendment is of a legal - or legislative - mandate, and are neither absolute nor of a judicial nature. He stated that life, liberty, and property can and HAVE been deprived at all times, with the key being 'due process'. And THAT falls under the jurisdiction of legislators.

    "He said unelected judges have no place deciding politically charged questions when the Constitution is silent on those issues."

    He argues that liberals using the Supreme Cabal to 'get their way', was not only reckless, but foolish: "Someday you're gonna get a very conservative Supreme Cabal, and you're gonna regret that approach."

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Thanks for that - interesting debate.


    steph
  4. by   sanctuary
    some day???
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
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    July 25, 2007 10:50 AM EST

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    Specter, who championed their confirmation, said Tuesday he will personally re-examine the testimony to see if their actions in court match what they told the Senate….

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.c...12DA0506B1F672

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