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April 19, 2014

Scalia and Ginsburg Chat


Scalia: [The Bill of Rights] should not be painted as the foundation of the American democracy… Don’t forget the Bill of Rights was an afterthought. It was not what they debated about in Philadelphia in 1787… What they thought would preserve a free society was the structure of government — that’s what they debated about in 1787. And if you think that’s false, just look around the world. Every tin-horn dictator in the world today has a bill of rights. It isn’t a bill of rights that produces freedom. It is the structure of government that prevents anybody from seizing all the power.

Ginsburg: I do not think the rest of the world is regarding our legislature at the current moment as a model to be followed. - - About Snowden, Twitter - Law Blog - WSJ

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 19, 2014 9:21 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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….I do not think the rest of the world is regarding our legislature at the current moment as a model to be followed……

I agree with that. This administration and our legislature, at the moment, is a collection of pampered, self important and psychotic criminals who need to be thrown in prison for their crimes.

But despite her comment, Ruthie G. deserves no laurels. She's a worn out, liberal old "legalocrat" who gives credence and a big old nod to the acts and deeds of above mentioned administration and legislature.

Posted by: Jack at April 19, 2014 11:55 AM

Scalia forgets that often what was overlooked at the first turns out to be the most important thing.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at April 19, 2014 1:51 PM

That ancient parchment is a vehicle for the concentration of power, lead is the antidote.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 19, 2014 8:40 PM

Scalia & Ginsberg, two roids rubbing together for their mutual satisfaction.

Posted by: itor at April 19, 2014 9:25 PM

We are so fucked.

Posted by: Patvann at April 19, 2014 11:03 PM

Congeniality must be very corrupting.

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