Tag Archives: Scalia

March 02

SECOND AMENDMENT FOR DUMMIES

Every legal scholar knows that from 1776 until 1986, our Supreme Court did not once question the meaning of the Second Amendment.  Nor, for that matter, had any federal court. THE SECOND AMENDMENT DOES NOT SAY CITIZENS HAVE ‘A RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS!’  THAT IS A CLAIM MADE BY THE NRA.  The Second Amendment reads […]

March 25

WHY SCALIA DIDN’T GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL? HOBBY LOBBY V. SEBELIUS

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius. Very much as expected, the questions from the Justices were divided down party lines with the holding in Citizens United being in large part, the premise for Hobby Lobby’s claim to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the right of a ‘person’ to […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz March 01

WHY DON’T SUPREME COURT JUSTICES KNOW MATH?

Monday, the Supreme Court will here Hall v. Florida.  The issue in the case is whether the Florida state court erred in sentencing to death a man with an IQ below the threshold for intellectual disability (IQ of 70). In 2002, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in Atkins, a similar case of a ‘mentally retarded’ man sentenced to […]

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