Scalia Invents a New Meaning for “Suspicion” while Letting Ashcroft Off the Hook

By: Tuesday May 31, 2011 9:33 am

SCOTUS has just ruled unanimously that John Ashcroft can’t be sued by Abdullah al-Kidd for using a material witness warrant to incarcerate him. The 8 justices (Elena Kagan recused herself) all agree there was no law explicitly prohibiting this kind of abuse of material witness warrants, so Ashcroft has immunity from suit. Where the decision [...]

Scalia Kills Corporate Personhood

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 10:30 am

Eli alluded to this in his post on Antonin Scalia’s claim that women and gays are not included under the 14th Amendment, but I wanted to expand on it. Scalia, one of corporate America’s biggest friends on SCOTUS, just killed corporate personhood. What other conclusion can you draw after reading Scalia’s assertion that the 14th [...]

Should Elena Kagan Really Be Getting Shooting Lessons from the Koch-Addled Hunting Buddy of the Guy Who Shoots People in the Face?

By: Monday October 25, 2010 9:16 am

I admit I’m no big fan of Elena Kagan. But tell me whether I’m justified in worrying about this? Data point 1: On at least one occasion, Antonin Scalia participated in the Koch brothers’ secret sessions plotting to advance the Koch agenda. Data point 2: Antonin Scalia is hunting buddies with Dick Cheney. Data point [...]

When Did Clarence Thomas Go to the Koch Conspiracy Fest? And Did He Bring Ginni?

By: Friday October 22, 2010 10:24 am

As you’ve no doubt heard, the right wing conspiracy does exist. As the NYT reported the other day, the Koch brothers host semi-annual secret get-togethers to strategize with other rich conservatives and media people about how to advance their views. The participants in Aspen dined under the stars at the top of the gondola run [...]

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