Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Scalia:Flips the bird & should recuse self
SCOTUSblog: "5 retired generals & admirals, taking part in the terrorism case of Salim Hamdan, on Mon asked Justice Scalia to step aside when the Sup Crt considers Hamdan's challenge to the war-crimes tribunals in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in light of remarks that the Justice made earlier this month at the U of Fribourg in Switzerland: In response to a question about affording constitutional rights to Guantanamo detainees, Scalia stated unequivocally that "foreigners, in foreign countries, have no rights under the Amer Constitution" and that "nobody has ever thought otherwise." WHOA. Made up your mind already, have ya Scalia? And after attending Mass, Scalia flipped off the press w/the "Italian bird". And then told them they couldn't publish the photos of his rude behavior. Imagine all that will ya? A Sup Crt Justice telling the press that they COULD NOT exercise their legal rights of a free press: For those who question his impartiality when it comes to matters of church and state, Scalia replied w/ flicking his hand under his chin and said: "That’s Sicilian". Scalia told the photographer who caught Scalia making that obscene gesture, "Don’t publish that." Sweet baby Jesus... the goosestepping never ends, and I have something to say to Scalia in Italian: "Vaffanculo!"