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Tag Archives: Justice Scalia
Try googling or westlaw-ing “appellate advocacy” and you’ll find a ton of advice on how to write a winning brief. It’s at least as useful as those tips on how to become a millionaire by selling vitamin pills door to … Continue reading
Justice Thomas’ mixology has come under fire from Justice Scalia and the three girl judges, who warn that his majority opinion in Navarette v. California “serves up a freedom-destroying cocktail.” Scalia, rising to the defense of the Fourth Amendment rights … Continue reading
Justice Scalia, lead singer of the Originalists, played to a packed house at the Brooklyn Academy of Music the other night, wowing the audience with the tunes that catapulted him to fame, “Gimme that Old Time Constitution,” “I Can’t Give … Continue reading
The GR8 Justice Scalia’s fab new textseller, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, flames his fellow bats for interpreting statutes based on PPP (personal policy preferences) instead of STTTOTSS (stick to the text of the statute, stupid). OMG, how he … Continue reading
In the most exciting duel since King Kong vs. Godzilla, two judicial heavies drew blood over Judge Posner’s scandalous insinuation that, when the clock chimes midnight, Justice Scalia locks the door of his chambers, pulls down the shades and. . … Continue reading
In the absence of DNA testing, defendants might well be prosecuted solely on the basis of eyewitness testimony, the reliability of which is often questioned. – NY DA’s amicus brief in Williams v. Illinois Yes, we can see it now. … Continue reading
In case you missed the latest issue of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, it features interviews with eight Supremes who were somehow snookered into doing what’s basically an infomercial for Brian Garner, one of the leading impresarios of the … Continue reading
Justice Scalia was charged with being at fault for a fender-bender while driving himself to work. It was not known whether he will pay or contest the fine. Today the DMV Traffic Adjudication Services, a court nowhere authorized by Article … Continue reading