Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Scalia Bashes Banning of Juvenile Death Penalty

Scalia Bashes Banning of Juvenile Death Penalty

I'd let this Scalia speech slide until TalkLeft - one of the greats in the blogosphere - used it as a handle for Antonin Scalia's Greatest Hits. And you couldn't squeeze it onto one CD, you'd need a box set.

"If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again," Scalia told an audience at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Washington think tank. "You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility." "Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?"

It's frightening that someone with a jurisprudence this radical could concievably be Chief Justice within the year. I'm sure it's even scarier if you're not a straight white male like me.

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