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...........

2 comments:

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