Scalia Denies Stay, Allows Execution of Mentally Retarded Man in Texas

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 4:13 pm

The Supreme Court justices have jurisdiction over various regions of the country when it comes to injunctions, particularly when it comes to stays of execution. In the case of Marvin Wilson, the mentally retarded man with an IQ of 61 and an intelligence level of a 6 year-old, set to die today in Texas in [...]

Did Justice Scalia Just Encourage the Next Crazy to Aim a Real RPG at the Supreme Court?

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 11:10 am

It is a well know fact that when a right wing zealot is invited onto Fox News, you’re likely to hear the the most extreme forms of right wing nuttiness, while the Fox interviewer barely flinches at the sheer nuttiness.  And that rule apparently applies to radical right wing Supreme Court Justices. Zach Ford at [...]

Chief Justice Roberts May Have Switched Health Care Vote at Last Minute

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 11:35 am

Was there a late-game shift in the thinking of the Supreme Court on their Affordable Care Act ruling? That’s certainly the implication from this catch by Brad DeLong. Repeatedly in his opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia refers to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s concurring opinion as a “dissent.” An example, which is littered throughout the text: Our test’s [...]

Warren, Brown, Sign Pact Banning Third-Party Ad Spending in MA-Sen

By: Monday January 23, 2012 2:21 pm

Antonin Scalia thinks that everyone should be blamed but him for the hash that the Citizens United decision, among other things, has made of the campaign finance system. Super PACs have raised more than $30 million just three races into the 2012 presidential race, according to the website opensecrets.org, run by The Center for Responsive [...]

Scalia’s Son, Chamber of Commerce Sue SEC Over Proxy Access Laws

By: Friday October 1, 2010 7:04 am

In the first of many expected lawsuits over the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, large corporations will sue the government over boardroom democracy rules, which allow shareholders to choose members of the board of directors: Trade groups representing major U.S. corporations including Alcoa, FedEx and Goldman Sachs asked a court Wednesday to scuttle a new federal [...]

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