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by JackC
Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: An Activist Court
Replies: 19
Views: 16530

Scalia isn't an idiot-he's brilliant by any definition. The issue is the fundamental nature of our Constitution. There are different, and opposing, interpretive philosophies. Scalia represents the extreme polarity of one viewpoint. The furthest from his perspective is Justice Stevens. Would I be ha...
by JackC
Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: An Activist Court
Replies: 19
Views: 16530

Scalia, and all the others who have urged the views and concerns articulated in his dissent, are not idiots. They do not maintain that the Constitution is always clear and that all issues of interpretation can be settled by divining the "framers' intent." The fact that "founding fathers" were aware ...
by JackC
Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: An Activist Court
Replies: 19
Views: 16530

An Activist Court

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01mar20051115/www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/04pdf/03-633.pdf This is a link to the Supreme Court's decision holding the dealth penalty to be unconstitutional with respect to minors. To me this is another in a long stream of muddled decisions. I think that Sc...