Scalia: Activist without a conscience

CNN.com – CNN Political Ticker:

Deeply controversial issues like abortion and suicide rights have nothing to do with the Constitution, and unelected judges too often choose to find new rights at the expense of the democratic process, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday.

Here’s another thing the Constitution doesn’t mention: God. Oh, and it does prohibit torture and holding people without charges or access to the evidence against them. What Justice Scalia seems to forget is that the role of the Court is a limiting one, which sometimes means new rights against the Executive are necessary as times change.

But, frankly, if Scalia wants to make this political, he should resign from the Court first.

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