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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Which goes to show you that people, even Supreme Court Justices, are not infallible. However, if Scalia changed the opinion he wrote, after voting based on another opinion, does that make his ground less tenable? Had his dissent from the majority been part of the majority instead, would that been grounds for a future SCOTUS overturning the decision on the basis that this was not settled law?

    Finally, Scalia's misquoting his own case in his opinion does make me snicker a little. LOL.

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    I think this lends credence to the idea that Scalia tends to frame his political beliefs in the guise of legal arguments rather than letting the legal arguments dictate his opinions. His judicial views are subservient to his political views.

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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    I think this lends credence to the idea that Scalia tends to frame his political beliefs in the guise of legal arguments rather than letting the legal arguments dictate his opinions. His judicial views are subservient to his political views.
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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You realize that Dana is more consistently conservative than you are, right? I think alot of conservatives(the real kind, not the anti-liberal kind) are kinda embarrassed by Scalia.

    But god damn that Dana for not basing his humor on what side made the mistake. That is just unforgivable. HOW DARE HE!
    You have to admit, and I'm sure Dana wouldn't deny that he's not exactly even-handed in who he goes after. No big deal. Besides, he did change his lean to independent once (IIRC) then changed it back probably to mess with folks he knows are bothered by it. (Would Dana do that? Naaaaw.)
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