Thursday, April 14, 2005

Supreme Response
A while back, I excerpted an article from the New Yorker titled "Supreme Confidence," which attempted to explain who Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is, and what he stands for. I just came across this review of that article from the National Review, and thought I should offer it up as well.

Edward Whelan—the author of the review—offers some compliments and some criticism, in what I found to be a balanced piece. Read it, and broaden your understanding of one of my favorite Justices of all-time.

UPDATE [4/14/2005 - 14:46]: How dare this student behave in such a way? This is despicable (via Political Wire):

WHEN U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (above) spoke Tuesday night at NYU's Vanderbilt Hall, "The room was packed with some 300 students and there were many protesters outside because of Scalia's vitriolic dissent last year in the case that overturned the Texas law against gay sex," our source reports. "One gay student asked whether government had any business enacting and enforcing laws against consensual sodomy. Following Scalia's answer, the student asked a follow-up: 'Do you sodomize your wife?' The audience was shocked, especially since Mrs. Scalia [Maureen] was in attendance. The justice replied that the question was unworthy of an answer."
At least Scalia knows how to respond to such idiots.

I do love it, though, when a student demanding privacy rights in the bedroom feels the need to air a Supreme Court Justice's bedroom activities to the whole world.

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