Scalia, campion of bigotry
Scalia's such an ass.
Scalia Attacks Gay Rulings:
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has delivered a scathing attack on judges who he claims are deciding moral issues not addressed in the Constitution, such as gay rights, abortion and the death penalty.
Scalia told a packed auditorium at Chapman University, in Orange County, California on Tuesday, that such questions should be settled by Congress or state legislatures beholden to the people.
"I am questioning the propriety — indeed, the sanity — of having a value-laden decision such as this made for the entire society ... by unelected judges," he said.
Scalia also railed against the principle of a "living Constitution" - mantra he has been chanting ever since the Supreme Court stuck down sodomy laws.
Justice Scalia, who dissented on the sodomy ruling, said the Constitution must be strictly followed and chastised Congress for not appointing judges who are strict constitutionalists. Although he did not specifically mention the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court, Scalia's message was clear.
"Now the Senate is looking for moderate judges, mainstream judges. What in the world is a moderate interpretation of a constitutional text? Halfway between what it says and what we'd like it to say?" he said.
This guy drives me nuts.