Antonin “Fat Tony” Scalia gave a talk at the local university this week. Here are the highlights from the local paper:
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia got the rockstar treatment Monday at Utah State University, where he argued that laws on “homosexual sodomy” and abortion should be set by “the people,” not judges.There is no way to prove what is right or wrong in these matters, so the Supreme Court should not have greater authority to declare a decision than “Joe Sixpack.”
Joe Sixpack not needing any fancy college degrees or law school learning to determine that the framers of the constitution were fans of hetero sodomy, but strongly opposed to the other kind.
Asked about the Bush v. Gore ruling that decided the 2000 presidency, Scalia insisted the court only looked at constitutional questions and was not swayed by politics.
I wonder why we didn’t let Joe Sixpack decide this one, it being an election and all.
But not everyone was pleased with one aspect of Scalia’s lecture — filming was not allowed at Scalia’s request, shutting out broadcast journalists.
Hey, rock stars get to say that certain classes of journalists can be banned from taxpayer funded universities.
Anyway, it’s not that great of an article, but I did like the photo. Why don’t you come up with a snappy caption for it?Posted by s.z. on September 17th, 2008