Thursday, September 30, 2004

Justice Scalia Has Some Explaining To Do

Antonin Scalia spoke recently at the JFK school at Harvard and while I agree with his point, I'm not so sure I would've framed it in the same way.

"...Scalia said his personal views on social issues have no bearing on his courtroom decisions.

'I even take the position that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged,' Scalia said.

'But it is blindingly clear that judges have no greater capacity than the rest of us to decide what is moral.'”

Maybe, John Kerry won't regret his vote to confirm Scalia anymore.

But, even more curious is the Crimson writer's comment at the end of the article:

"In one of the more bizarre moments of the evening, Scalia mentioned—in passing—that he thought the 17th Amendment was 'a bad idea.'"

Is it just me, or doesn't the previous comment make the 17th amendment remark pale in comparison?

Read the story on Justice Scalia's trip back to Harvard at the Crimson.

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