Is Justice Scalia a dishonorable person ?

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    Is Justice Scalia a dishonorable person ?

    Yes ..... his racial entitlement remark wasn't just a slip of the tongue it is who he is .... it's time for him to ride into the sunset of history.

     
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    "Anyone who would catergorize voting as a "racial entitlement" is more than dishonorable"

     

    Anyone who would lie about a Supreme Court Justice's remarks is dishonorable. Or is blinded by liberal ideology. Like Rachel Maddow, a despicable loudmouth.

    Scalia was obviously referring not to voting, but to the Voting Rights Act, Section 5.

    The Constitution says the federal government must treat all states equally under the law. This is called the "equal footing" doctrine, and exceptions require extraordinary circumstances to pass legal muster. Such circumstances certainly prevailed in 1965 when Congress passed the Voting Rights Act to overturn local and state laws that denied blacks their right to vote. The Voting Right  Act was a necessary 'racial entitlement'.

     

    What Scalia was saying is that a 'racial entitlement' like the Voting Rights Act was unlikely to be reversed by legislation, because of the 'race card'. The very reaction to his statement proves how right he was...the demagogues of the Left cant discuss any such issue without smearing an opposing view...

    The Supreme Court therefore has to decide if there is evidence TODAY justifying some states to be treated differently by the federal government. Not evidence 40 years ago.

    If the Voting Rights Act is so benevolent and wonderful to have the federal government for  40 years continuously overseeing all aspects of local voting districts and overseeing local elections, then Massachusetts should be part of it as well..

     

     

     

     
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    Scalia does not deserve to be in the US Supreme Court as he allows his political bias to govern his rulings.  Moreover, there have been many accounts of him bullying lawyers who appear before the court.  Tact and reason are two things he seriously lacks.

     
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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/civil-rights-leaders-outraged-over-scalia-racial-entitlement-172338534--election.html

     
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    LiberalCrankup what Scalia said is just another coded term for ethnic slurs .The language that he used is unacceptable for an unbias Supreme Court Jurist.

    As for the Voter right acts , Jurist Sotomayor stated during the hearing that since 2006 Shelby County has tried to enact over 200 discriminatory voting laws that were blocked by the Voter's Right Act. 

    BTW.... how many discriminatory voting laws has our own Plymouth County tried to enact since 2006 ..... did you say none ?

     
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    In response to FortySixAnd2's comment:

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    Yes ..... his racial entitlement remark wasn't just a slip of the tongue it is who he is .... it's time for him to ride into the sunset of history.

     



    I missed his remark. Was this recent? What did he say?

     




    Wednesday..... and he said that he sees racial entitlement in the Voter's Right Act of 1965 ...... do you want to know what is really telling about his remark .... he said it during the month of February which is Black History Month and on the same day that a statue of Rosa Parks was being unveiled in the Capitol Building ..... he is an embarrassment to our Nation .... it's time for him to retire .

     
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    What do you guys think Rev Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be doing if people like justice Scalia didnt say stupid things???

     
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    What do you guys think Rev Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be doing if people like justice Scalia didnt say stupid things???



    Equivalence of the day:  Mr. Sharpton, Mr. Jackson and Supreme Court Justice Scalia.

     
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    Justice Scalia is big on tautologies and eccentric hats at inaugurations and other ceremonial occasions.  But we always knew that.  (OK, the hat's fairly recent.)

    Now, what did the Chief Justice have to say?

     
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    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

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    LiberalCrankup what Scalia said is just another coded term for ethnic slurs .The language that he used is unacceptable for an unbias Supreme Court Jurist.

    As for the Voter right acts , Jurist Sotomayor stated during the hearing that since 2006 Shelby County has tried to enact over 200 discriminatory voting laws that were blocked by the Voter's Right Act. 

    BTW.... how many discriminatory voting laws has our own Plymouth County tried to enact since 2006 ..... did you say none ?

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    Well, not nearly as many as Virginia.

     

     
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    In response to Firewind's comment:

    Justice Scalia is big on tautologies and eccentric hats at inaugurations and other ceremonial occasions.  But we always knew that.  (OK, the hat's fairly recent.)

    Now, what did the Chief Justice have to say?



    Didn't he say that all the work is completed towards that most perfect union we are still striving for.

     
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    What do you guys think Rev Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be doing if people like justice Scalia didnt say stupid things???

     

     

    I can't say what Sharpton would be doing ...... Jackson loves the limelight but I believe he would still be trying to inspire hope, peace and working tirelessly to ease the struggles of the oppressed around the world even if the cameras weren't around.

    BTW... do you recall Jackson working to gain the release of our POW's and other hostages in the Middle East ? I do .

    Semper Fi !

     

     
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    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    In response to Firewind's comment:

    Justice Scalia is big on tautologies and eccentric hats at inaugurations and other ceremonial occasions.  But we always knew that.  (OK, the hat's fairly recent.)

    Now, what did the Chief Justice have to say?

    Didn't he say that all the work is completed towards that most perfect union we are still striving for.


    Well, yeah, I guess that was his point, come to think of it.

     
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    So now Scalia is purporting to read the minds of those in Congress....? I am not a lawyer..but even I see that as sketchy legal ground.

     
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    So now Scalia is purporting to read the minds of those in Congress....? I am not a lawyer..but even I see that as sketchy legal ground.

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    As the original originalist on the Supreme Court, he's never shied from claiming that he communicates directly with the writers of the constitution, eschewing all intervening precedent.

     
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    Indeed.

     
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    What do you guys think Rev Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be doing if people like justice Scalia didnt say stupid things???

     

     

    I can't say what Sharpton would be doing ...... Jackson loves the limelight but I believe he would still be trying to inspire hope, peace and working tirelessly to ease the struggles of the oppressed around the world even if the cameras weren't around.

    BTW... do you recall Jackson working to gain the release of our POW's and other hostages in the Middle East ? I do .

    Semper Fi !

     



    Jesse Jackson inspires nothing but racial tension. Its very nice of jackson for what he did for POW's but other than that i dont exactly think too highly of JJ.

     
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    "As for the Voter right acts , Jurist Sotomayor stated during the hearing that since 2006 Shelby County has tried to enact over 200 discriminatory voting laws that were blocked by the Voter's Right Act. BTW.... how many discriminatory voting laws has our own Plymouth County tried to enact since 2006 ..... did you say none ?"

    Still back in 1965, arent we?

    By the way... the state with the lowest minority voter participation in the country ....Massachusetts.

    The state with the highest minority voter participation..Mississippi

    The state with the most minority office holders....Mississippi.

     
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    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    Yes ..... his racial entitlement remark wasn't just a slip of the tongue it is who he is .... it's time for him to ride into the sunset of history.



    Yes.

     
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    "As for the Voter right acts , Jurist Sotomayor stated during the hearing that since 2006 Shelby County has tried to enact over 200 discriminatory voting laws that were blocked by the Voter's Right Act. BTW.... how many discriminatory voting laws has our own Plymouth County tried to enact since 2006 ..... did you say none ?"

    Still back in 1965, arent we?

    By the way... the state with the lowest minority voter participation in the country ....Massachusetts.

    The state with the highest minority voter participation..Mississippi

    The state with the most minority office holders....Mississippi.




    The poorest (and most conservative) state in the country? Mississippi.

     
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    Chief Justice John Roberts, shown here during a presentation last June in Pennsylvania, questioned the U.S. solicitor general about voting statistics during this week's arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Chief Justice John Roberts, shown here during a presentation last June in Pennsylvania, questioned the U.S. solicitor general about voting statistics during this week's arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

    At the voting rights argument in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts tore into Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, grilling him on his knowledge of voting statistics.

    The point the chief justice was trying to make was that Massachusetts, which is not covered by the preclearance section of the Voting Rights Act, has a far worse record in black voter registration and turnout than Mississippi, whichis covered by Section 5 of the act.

    But a close look at census statistics indicates the chief justice was wrong, or at least that he did not look at the totality of the numbers.

    So, let's start with the exchange in court:

    Roberts: "Do you know which state has the worst ratio of white voter turnout to African-American voter turnout?"

    Verrilli: "I do not."

    Roberts: "Massachusetts."

    Roberts went on to add that the state with the best record, where African-American turnout actually exceeds white turnout, is Mississippi.

    Roberts' questions and conclusion appear to be taken from a census survey cited in a lower court dissent. But upon close examination, the numbers are less than reliable, according to the Census Bureau itself.

    Here's the deal. The Census Bureau does voting surveys to look at voting patterns nationwide, but the survey is based on a very small sample. Most recently, in 2010, the survey looked at 94,208 voters nationwide. Break that up into roughly proportional samples in each state, Census officials say, and it is really not possible to compare states because those with relatively low minority populations have a much higher margin of error.

    The number of black citizens eligible to vote in Massachusetts is 236,000, while it is 721,000 in Mississippi, more than three times that number. Therefore, according to Census officials, when looking at the estimated turnout rate in Massachusetts, the voting percentage for African-Americans at first blush is estimated at 39.3 percent. But the margin of error is 11.5 percentage points, meaning that the black voter turnout actually could be as high as 50.8 percent (or, conversely, as low as 27.8 percent).

    Now, look at Mississippi, where black turnout is listed at 48.7 percent. But because of the large size of the African-American population that was sampled, the margin of error is only 5.4 percentage points.

    That means that factoring in the margin of error, the black turnout rate in Mississippi could be as high as 54.1 percent, or as low as 43.3 percent.

    So, if you factor in the margins of error at their extremes with Mississippi at the low end and Massachusetts at the high end Mississippi could have had a black voter turnout rate that was 7.5 percentage points lower than Massachusetts.

    Bottom line, as Census officials told me, these numbers are simply not reliable for state-by-state comparisons because of the high margins of error in some states.

     
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    I really hope this isn't an example of how the Chief Justice forms a legal opinion.  Because if it is, he has no business being a judge let alone the Chief Justice of the US Surpeme Court.

     

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