Saturday, February 13, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79


From CBS News:
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead in Texas

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead Saturday, CBS News has confirmed.

According to the San Antonio News-Express, which was first to report his death, Scalia was found dead in his room at a West Texas resort.

Scalia, 79, was one of the staunchest conservative members of the court. He was nominated in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan and is the longest-serving member on the court.
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Reports of Clarence Thomas showing up in John Roberts' office asking "Are you my daddy now?" remain unconfirmed.

25 comments:

Kaye said...

Not too soon

Redhand said...

A reportedly "devout Catholic," he won't be missed. While I don't wish hell on him, if there's divine justice this egotistical little buffoon and pompous ass deserves a long stretch in Purgatory to contemplate his many sins against society, and his fellow man.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Turd Ooze has already called on the Senate to delay replacing Scalia until the next President can pick a replacement.

I wonder what Turd will suggest if Clinton or Sanders wins in November?

dinthebeast said...

He was supposedly quail hunting yesterday. No word as to whether Dick Cheney was around.

-Doug in Oakland

Rollin M said...

John Roberts: '...wil be a great loss to the Court.' Yeah, like my morning turd will be a great loss to my ass.

bowtiejack said...

Poor Jud is dead.

bowtiejack said...

Redhand

". . . egotistical little buffoon and pompous ass . . " ?

Nay, nay, he was an intellectual giant, you know, like Newt Gingrich.

A side note; The right's idea of smart is truly pathetic.

bowtiejack said...

Ivory Bill

If Clinton or Sanders is elected?
I believe Turd Ooze will tell us 8 justices is enough, and paying for a 9th will only increase the deficit and we can't have that.

bowtiejack said...

Hmmmm, quail hunting you say?
What kind of quail?
I mean, it's not just democrats, many Republicans are heterosexual too.

portlandmaxtrains said...

For people like him I like to say "May he get more mercy than he deserves and less justice than he deserves."

John Hall said...

Damn SupremeCourtCare.

Michael Sweeney said...

O frabjous day!!!

I hope Obama nominates Michelle for the seat.

Jerry S said...

Some people leave this life having made the world a better place. Some do not.

Jerry S said...

Dick (and I use the word loosely) Cheney has lost a hunting partner before he could shoot him in the face.

ervin williams said...

good riddance,bad rubbish.

Neo Tuxedo said...

"I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
-- Mark Twain, Roughing It

Paul Wartenberg said...

I honestly can't speak ill of the recently departed, so I have to say this much:

Scalia was one of the most influentially bull-headed Justices to ever serve on the Supreme Court.

"He could spit at 50 paces." "For which we LOVED HIM LIKE A BROTHER, GOOD NIGHT" - Bloom County strip from long ago.

Ema Nymton said...

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Oh happy days!

It would be such delicious fun if President Obama could nominate a follower of Islam to be a Supreme Court justice! Oh the theater that would be played out. But alas ...
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Feel The Bern ... Thanks Obama ...

Ema Nymton
~@:o?
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Kathleen O'Neill said...

@bowtiejack Also, too, Cruz will serve as the tie breaker as President because that's what the founders intended.

@Jerry S Actually, Cheney stole Scalia's last vial of warm blood from cute puppies.

leger said...

Scalia found dead while on a hunting trip in Texas of all places. Cheney is being sought for questioning but according to unnamed sources he is in a secure undisclosed location. Seriously I'm not glad that he's dead but I'm overjoyed that he's not on the Supreme Court anymore.

Unknown said...

He left us having wreaked perhaps not all the havoc on our polity he might have wished, but plenty enough for several lifetimes.

I fervently hope all the Iraqi spirits elevated to spirithood by the asshole that other asshole Scalia installed in office are laying for him on the Other Side.

These repubo jagoffs, they don't like them much Constitution,

Neo Tuxedo said...

I fervently hope all the Iraqi spirits elevated to spirithood by the asshole that other asshole Scalia installed in office are laying for him on the Other Side.

As I said on Tumblr, I'd settle for Nino's tortures in Ironic Hell being interrupted, or otherwise spiced, by looking at a poster of the judicial opinion he extruded on the subject of torture, to the effect that the Eighth Amendment's clause against "cruel and unusual punishment" doesn't protect people who haven't been actually charged with a crime, because if there's no crime, it isn't punishment.

Mind you, the post where I saw this position attributed to him didn't provide a sauce, but it's consistent with the portrait of him painted by Corey Robin, of a man who believes that Winners and Losers are assigned to their places by God Himself, and that any attempt by the Losers to dispute their status is spitting in God's eye (and presumably deserves a faceful of respira). May his fate be as ironic as that of the King of Hueco Mundo (see links if you haven't already).

Robt said...

I concur with Justice Scalia. That his presence is no longer required on the Court.
Yours truly,
The Grim Reaper

Bisham said...

I don't think I need to say how I felt upon the news.....how would you feel about the demise of someone with his power who equated your love for your partner of 20-some years with murder and animal abuse. But I will say I danced the jiggery- pokery all evening.

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