Discussion: Scalia's Death Already Causing Some To Steer Their Cases Away From SCOTUS

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The current court line-up “increased the likelihood for unfavorable outcomes for business involved in class action suits,” Dow said in a statement Friday, according to the AP.

Unfavorable for huge corporations and the one-percenters … but favorable for the environment and the average joe.

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Who’d a thunk, right?

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Reading this article and seeing the immediate effect of Scalia’s death has had on these folks’ plans … just lends more evidence to the naked partisanship they were counting on.

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When a business knows ahead of time how a supreme court will rule, down to the exact count of the split, there is something really really wrong.

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This is why it’s so critical that we elect a Dem as prez this year. Another rabid conservative on the court, and we won’t have any human or constitutional rights left.

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“A four-four court functions. It’s functioned in the past. It will function this time. Just on the really controversial issues they will probably put them off for a year. It’s not the end of the world,”

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

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Scalia was the most reliable vote for big business, probably in my lifetime. Nothing inherently wrong in that, but the mental gymnastics he had to do to justify his decisions cost him my respect.

People have said he was an intellectual giant, but frankly, I didn’t see it. I saw a partisan political hack masquerading as a Supreme Court Justice.

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"the group argued that currently there are “only four justices committed to a proper understanding of the Second Amendment,” "

The only group of people in the whole universe who don’t seem to be allowed to form opinions about what understanding SCOTUS justices might have on the issues, seems to be Democratic Senators at confirmation hearings.

I recall watching the Alito confirmation hearings for a bit, until they reached this exchange in which one of the Ds asked the nominee about his Federalist Society connections, only to be indignantly informed that of course a nominee had the right to his opinions about jurisprudence but of course he couldn’t possibly answer questions about those opinions lest he impair the presumption of impartiality that a justice must preserve. And, of course, the hapless D Senator accepted that explanation ,and was practically apologetic in backing down from the question.

I stopped watching at that point. Total waste of my time.

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Since when is forum shopping legal or ethical? This kind of takes my breath away. They were always that sure of Scalia.

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How fun. I always enjoy spectating the deserving eating shit.

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Only thing I would say to that is you can often predict which way a Ginsburg or Kagen might vote.

The difference is in the quality and consistency of their argument versus a Scalia. This is where he was so obviously lacking in my view.

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Few people in history have done so much good just by dying.

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Exactly! DOW didn’t think they could win on their case’s merits so they went to see Uncle Tony, where the fix was always in for Big Business.

“Shopping for Justice” isn’t justice at all.

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Ding dong the witch is dead.

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can I just say that I love your comment? that belongs on a t-shirt but no one wants to wear something with Scalia’s face on it…

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Think it is a coincidence that Justice Thomas has started asking questions again after a decade?

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They aren’t forum shopping. Dow appealed, they have the right to drop the appeal at any point. There would have to be more than one forum in order to forum shop and, in this case, it’s just one Supreme Court. Lawsuits are a calculated risk. They realized the risk they’d lose now became intolerable.

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Scalia: I have become like Jesus in my death. Socialism is coming to America.

Thanks! Yes, I believe having Scalia’s face on a t-shirt would be unconstitutional under the eighth amendment.

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