Friday, March 17, 2006

The man makes a lot of sense

Justice Antonin Scalia, I mean. His speech to New England School of Law students highlighted his view that state legislatures should decide most controversial questions–such as the legality of abortion–not the judiciary. And he had a few zingers:
Noting that the Senate confirmed his high court nomination by a 98-0 vote, Scalia said, "You could not get a judge with my views confirmed to the Court of Appeals today."

He said code words such as "mainstream" and "moderate" are now used to describe liberal judicial nominees.

"What is a moderate interpretation of (the Constitution)? Halfway between what it says and halfway between what you want it to say?" he said.

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