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Antonin Scalia

  1. okay
    Trump Praises Dead Supreme Court Justice for Having a Ton of SexWhile honoring him at the Medal of Freedom ceremony.
  2. Supreme Court Topples Precedent to Hobble Public UnionsIn a major blow to labor, public-sector unions will have to represent nonmembers without compensation.
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    How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in WashingtonSo much for the hope that he might be a mild-mannered, semi-moderate justice.
  4. Gorsuch Sides With Court Liberals — But Follows Scalia — in Deportation CaseIf someone can explain to Trump that his pet SCOTUS Justice was just following Scalia, he may remain calm about a decision stopping deportations.
  5. Denying Merrick Garland a Hearing Biggest Accomplishment of McConnell’s CareerMcConnell knows conservatives will forgive him — and Trump — almost anything in exchange for Supreme Court appointments.
  6. Labor Movement’s Worst Nightmare Heads Back to the Supreme CourtPublic-sector unions dodged a bullet last year when SCOTUS deadlocked on suit denying them fees for collective bargaining. But the threat is back.
  7. Senate Confirms GorsuchBig questions now include Gorsuch’s impact on the Court, the fight’s impact on the Senate, and the possibility Trump will get to fill another vacancy.
  8. Democrats Have the Votes for a Filibuster of GorsuchIn response, the GOP seems ready to go nuclear.
  9. Jeff Sessions Calls for an End to Sanctuary CitiesBut he may be all talk, no action.
  10. There Was a Lot of Happy Talk on Day One of Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation HearingsBut that’s about to end.
  11. How Danny DeVito Accidentally Created the Defining Meme of the Trump PresidencyDanny DeVito, never retire b*tch.
  12. Trump Plans Reality-TV-Style SCOTUS Pick, While Democrats Promise FilibusterGet ready for some prime-time drama.
  13. Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Is Due Next Week, With 3 Conservatives Still in the RunningThe GOP awaits Trump’s choice from a pre-vetted list.
  14. Why the GOP Is More Protective of the First Amendment Than They Used to BeThreats to jail flag-burners were standard for conservatives a generation ago. Today Trump is more of an outlier.
  15. Antonin Scalia Might Have Saved Sanctuary CitiesHis ruling in a 1997 gun-control case could prevent Trump from punishing cities that refuse to cooperate with mass deportation.
  16. SCOTUS Is Back in Session But Still DeadlockedThe Court has already rejected several big cases thanks to its 4-4 ideological deadlock. Expect more of that until a ninth justice is confirmed.
  17. Antonin Scalia School Renamed Due to AcronymIf it weren’t for Twitter, the ASSoL at George Mason University would have been a beautiful reality.
  18. Scalia-less SCOTUS Gives Surprise Reprieve to Public-Sector UnionsAn anticipated 5-4 decision that would have gutted union membership rolls did not happen. 
  19. Trump Campaign Manager Bruises Breitbart WriterAfter Corey Lewandowski bruised a Breitbart reporter, the pro-Trump site may have helped him escape a difficult interview.
  20. Justice Clarence Thomas Asks His First Question in 10 YearsTwo weeks after Antonin Scalia fell silent, Thomas makes himself heard.
  21. Sandoval Declines Supreme Court ConsiderationThat was fast.
  22. Justice Scalia Died While Vacationing With a Secret Society of Elite HuntersWho keeps gerrymandered districts on the maps? Who keeps the liberals under wraps? We do, we do!
  23. Latest Conspiracy Theory: Poor Health Killed Justice ScaliaNew details about his various ailments have emerged.
  24. Law Students ‘Traumatized’ by Anti-Scalia EmailAll we can do, really, is convey our solidarity with our wonderful students. We share your pain. We share your anger. We stand with you. You are not alone. Be strong as Justice Scalia was strong.”
  25. Will the Supreme Court Just Disappear?Its power is derived from custom and deference. How old-fashioned.
  26. Supreme Court Opening Creates ‘Battle of a Different Order’Ideological and partisan polarization plus availability of the filibuster could mean an epic Court fight that could go on well past the elections. 
  27. Was Scalia’s West Texas Vacation Morally SuspectCoincidence?
  28. Scalia’s Death and the Republican Party of Strict Obstructionism The lovers of the Constitution now want to block any Supreme Court nominee President Obama puts forward. 
  29. Scalia Will Lie in Repose in the Supreme Court’s Great HallThis Friday. 
  30. last night on late night
    Watch Colbert Memorialize Antonin Scalia“Don’t make me love you, old man.”
  31. The Battle for the Supreme Court Is About to Go MainstreamScalia’s death means the shape of the Court will be a campaign issue for the first time.
  32. Judge Discloses Scalia’s Health ProblemsHe had heart problems and high blood pressure, but the way his death was investigated was still odd.
  33. Exact Cause of Scalia’s Death Still Unclear His family didn’t want an autopsy performed.
  34. How the Republican Plan to Replace Justice Scalia Could BackfireWhether they obstruct Obama’s nominee or not, there are a lot of ways for the GOP to lose this fight.
  35. How Scalia’s Death Will Change the Supreme Court, America, and the PlanetIn this era of activist judges, Scalia’s absence will reshape the Court whether the Senate confirms a replacement or not.
  36. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79The conservative legend, who apparently died in his sleep, had served on the Court since 1986.
  37. ‘Stay Mad Abby’: Black College Graduates Ridicule SCOTUS Affirmative-Action Case#StayMadAbby
  38. Grand Slam
    A Diner’s ‘Antonin Scalia Is a Douche’ Brunch Sold Out in Two“People were just loving saying it — ‘I’ll have the Scalia Is a Douche, please.’”
  39. Antonin Scalia May Be Losing the Culture Wars, But He’s Winning the Zinger WarsThe more isolated he gets, the more extravagant his rhetoric becomes.
  40. Marriage Equality and the Modern Social RevolutionA period of cultural transformation as rapid and deep as anything since the 1960s.
  41. Scalia, Shockingly, Hates Hearing Rock Music in PublicStravinsky, too, though — any music, really.
  42. Scalia, Roberts Think Having Two Cell Phones Is Very Strange, SuspiciousThe Supreme Court continues its streak of not knowing much about technology.
  43. Justice Scalia Learned the Difference Between TV and HBO TodayDuring the Supreme Court arguments on Aereo, Scalia was informed about premium cable.
  44. The Supremes
    Antonin Scalia Says Chicago Deep-Dish ‘Shouldn’t Be CalledNow all we need is for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to weigh in on the virtues of New York’s taco scene and we’ll be set.
  45. Justice Scalia Refers to ‘the Blacks’Is that the correct term these days?
  46. Antonin Scalia Thinks Gay People Are an Invented Minority He’s still not into gay marriage.
  47. Justice Scalia Knew This Was Going to HappenHe warned us about “the so-called homosexual agenda” in his sodomy dissent ten years ago.
  48. Justice Scalia Predictably Sassy in DOMA DissentSo. Much. Sass. 
  49. Listen to the Supreme Court Joke About Infertility and Strom ThurmondThere was legitimate laughter!
  50. Sotomayor Talks About How SCOTUS Is Like NYCThe take-out situation is really bad.
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