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    Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court opinions are rarely susceptible to the kind of fact-checking that reporters usually employ on politics. But Justice Antonin Scalia's hearty dissent in an environmental case this week contained such a glaring error of fact misreporting an earlier case in which Scalia himself wrote the majority opinion that the justice changed the opinion. The court quietly posted the corrected version on its website without notice.
    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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    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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    Of course it does....Make you "snicker" that is....Because if there is anything everyone knows, that is how "conservatives" love it when other conservatives make a mistake......Now that makes me snicker.....
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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Of course it does....Make you "snicker" that is....Because if there is anything everyone knows, that is how "conservatives" love it when other conservatives make a mistake......Now that makes me snicker.....
    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!
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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Of course it does....Make you "snicker" that is....Because if there is anything everyone knows, that is how "conservatives" love it when other conservatives make a mistake......Now that makes me snicker.....

    Way to defend Scalia there....... Not!!
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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Way to defend Scalia there....... Not!!
    Traditional anti-liberal defense though. Attack the messenger.
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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Traditional anti-liberal defense though. Attack the messenger.
    Not traditional. William F. Buckley wouldn't have done it. Of course, Buckley had a brain. Yes, at one time, we had Buckley, Norman Podhoretz, and Russell Kirk. Now we have Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh. What a difference a few years makes. LOL.
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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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    Article is here.


    The prick must be removed from the bench this instant!

    Howq dare he confuse the petitioners even though the result is the dame.


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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    The prick must be removed from the bench this instant!

    Howq dare he confuse the petitioners even though the result is the dame.


    Duh
    You are confusing Scalia with Bill Clinton.
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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not traditional. William F. Buckley wouldn't have done it. Of course, Buckley had a brain. Yes, at one time, we had Buckley, Norman Podhoretz, and Russell Kirk. Now we have Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh. What a difference a few years makes. LOL.
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    Re: Scalia gets his facts wrong in EPA dissent

    Oh, another non-story of no importance to troll the "breaking news" section with. Scalia made a mistake, had it corrected. **** happens.

    Is it "breaking news worthy"? No.

    Is it nice to see hey "oops, my bad" and corrected? Yes.

    I guess as long as the "right" people are trolling it' okay....
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