Political Nutz

Observations on the pathetic state of American politics

Justice Scalia: Brilliant and Petty

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in the case of NASA v. Nelson, deciding that NASA’s standard background check, as applied to contract employees, does not violate a constitutional right to informational privacy.  I claim no expertise in Constitutional law; I’d be happy to leave that up to the collective wisdom of the Supreme Court.  Happy if it weren’t for the presence of Justice Scalia.  In a lengthy support of the Writ, Scalia repeatedly derides legal arguments and earlier court opinions with terms like “farcical,” “absurdity,” “incoherence” and “doctrinal obscurity.”  In his typical hyper-egotistical manner, he shows absolute disrespect for colleagues, both judges and attorneys.  It’s worrisome that someone with so little regard for the judicial system should hold such an influential position. It’s time for Mr. Scalia to step down.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: