Thursday, April 13, 2006

of COURSE he should have recused himself

it's not looked upon favorably (contrary to what justice scalia says) to sit and hear a case YOUR FRIEND is involved with. i personally think it reprehensible and i sure don't know much about the law but i sure don't get why this was allowed.

Scalia Gives Lectures At UConn Law School
POSTED: 1:51 pm EDT April 12, 2006
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday called his 2004 decision not to recuse himself from a case involving his friend Vice President Dick Cheney the "proudest thing" he's done on the court.
Scalia's remarks came as he took questions from students during a lecture at the University of Connecticut's law school.
The case in question involved Cheney's request to keep private the details of closed-door White House strategy sessions that produced the administration's energy policy. The administration fought a lawsuit brought by watchdog and environmental groups that contended that industry executives, including former Enron chairman Ken Lay, helped shape that policy. The Supreme Court upheld the administration position on a 7-2 vote.

Scalia refused to recuse himself from the case, rejecting arguments by critics who said his impartiality was brought into question because of a hunting vacation that he took with Cheney while the court was considering the vice president's appeal...........


Eddie said...

If that's the proudest thing he's done, don't you wonder about the things he's not proud of?

a rose is a rose said...

you bet i do! that is a rather odd odd odd thing to say you are PROUD of