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Antonin Scalia

Antonin Gregory Scalia (b. born March 11, 1936) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As the longest-serving justice currently on the Court, Scalia is the Senior Associate Justice. Appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia has been described as the intellectual anchor of the Court’s conservative wing. [ Wikipedia ]

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Antonin Scalia: ‘We protect gay people – so why not child molesters?’

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
"What? It’s up to me to identify deserving minorities?" the Supreme Court Justice asked during a recent speech. ...

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Liberal justices prevail in this year’s high-profile U.S. Supreme Court cases

Sunday, June 28, 2015
This April 28, 2015, artist rendering shows Tennessee Associate Solicitor General Joseph Walen arguing before the Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage in Washington. Justices, from left are, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito Jr., and Elena Kagan. The Supreme Court’s four liberal justices have been in the majority in virtually all the year’s biggest cases.
With a notable paucity of dissents and not a single word to say about same-sex marriage, health care or housing discrimination, the court's liberal justices prevailed in almost every important case in recent months. ...

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Scalia: U.S. Supreme Court will consider marriage equality ‘soon, soon’

Friday, October 3, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hinted Wednesday that the high court will consider the issue of same-sex marriage -- "soon." Scalia was fielding questions Wednesday evening following a speech at the University of Colorado when he was asked if ...

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Justice Antonin Scalia: Supreme Court shouldn’t ‘invent new minorities’

Monday, August 19, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to "inventing" new classes of minorities, Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday. ...

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Scalia: Homosexuality is a moral issue that people, not judges, should decide

Saturday, June 22, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on two landmark cases involving same-sex marriage, Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday cited homosexuality as a moral issue that the American people, not judges, should decide. ...

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: A duplicitous, totalitarian bigot

Sunday, December 16, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin ScaliaPhoto by Stephen Masker, via Wikimedia Commons
Known for his frequent public condemnations of gay rights legislation and his defense of sodomy laws that target exclusively against gay couples, Justice Scalia isn’t exactly what you would call a tolerant, forward thinking kind of guy. He is widely ...

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Princeton student who challenged Scalia over anti-gay opinions only came out one month ago

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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The university freshman who challenged U. S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia about his comparison of laws banning homosexuality to laws banning bestiality and murder, only declared his sexual orientation publicly a month ago. ...

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s 7 worst anti-gay statements

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two landmark cases on marriage equality. Yesterday, Justice Antonin Scalia reminded us again why gay rights advocates, to put it mildly, aren’t counting on his vote. ...

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Ruling on ‘homosexual sodomy’ is easy

Friday, October 5, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
WASHINGTON -- Noted conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience at the Washington D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute that "it’s 'easy' to render a verdict" on same-sex marriage "when you apply the words in the Constitution as ...

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