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US Supreme Court Justice Scalia says Constitution allows torture

By Joseph Kishore
December 17, 2014
World Socialist Web Site

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the country’s highest judicial body, has proclaimed torture legitimate and in accordance with the US Constitution. 872 more words


A Conversation with Justices Kagan and Scalia at Ole Miss

Mississippi law students, attorneys, and judges alike had a wonderful opportunity today as Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Antonin Scalia shared their thoughts on law school, legal philosophy, and the inner-workings of the Court this morning at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. 35 more words


Our leaders justify torture in ways that justify its future use on their foes (including Americans)

Summary:  On Friday I said that we would torture again., despite the evidence in the Senate’s report.  This weekend former and current high officials of the US government confirmed that guess. 1,592 more words


"In The Wrong Line Of Work": Justice Scalia’s Unfortunate Entry Into The Torture Debate

When it comes to the issue of torture, it’s been a discouraging week. Not only was the Senate Intelligence Committee report a heartbreaking indictment of an American scandal, but the argument surrounding the revelations started breaking far too much along partisan and ideological lines. 373 more words


Shit that Pissed me Off - 12/12

Thanks to Michelle Duggar, Fayetteville Arkansas is That Much Less Safe for the GLBT Community

Duggar, who thinks her rights to free speech are being infringed every time someone disagrees with her, characterized transgender women as “males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls.” 1,012 more words


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Joins the Torture Debate...Once Again Claiming That Nothing in the Constitution Prohibits It

By Elaine Magliaro

Mark Sherman of the Associated Press reported today that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was “joining the debate over the Senate’s torture report by saying it’s hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.” Sherman said that Scalia “told a Swiss broadcast network that American and European liberals who say such tactics may never be used are being self-righteous.” Scalia added that he doesn’t “‘think it’s so clear at all,’ especially if interrogators were trying to find a ticking nuclear bomb.” 592 more words

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