Time for Congress to Impeach Justice Antonin Scalia

On Tuesday - in his dissenting opinion to the Arizona immigration case - Justice Scalia lashed out at President Obama - for not doing enough to enforce immigration laws. With his blatant impartiality and total disregard for the institution of the Supreme Court - isn't it time Justice Scalia was impeached? Way back in 1803 - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase really stepped in it. Thomas Jefferson was the President of the United States at the time - and his supporters in Congress called themselves Democratic Republicans. Jefferson's chief political rival was John Adams - who he defeated in the election of 1800 - and Adams led the Federalists against the Democratic Republicans. The Federalists fought hard to protect the wealthy elite - succeeding in eliminating the direct election of US Senators by the people. While you can't compare them apples to apples - the Federalists are basically today's Republican Party - at least in their belief that society is best organized when there's a wealthy ruling elite at the top. Samuel Chase - who was appointed to the High Court in 1796 - proudly called himself a Federalists. So Thomas Jefferson was already a little uneasy with Samuel Chase as a Supreme Court justice. And after Chase joined other Federalists on the Supreme Court to create judicial review in the 1803 Marbury v. Madison case that gave the court the power to strike down laws passed by both Congress and the President - making it the most powerful, and unaccountable, of the ...

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douglaslee 2 years 24 weeks ago

Antonin_scalia_ranting_old_man/ agrees with Thom and brings to mind other justices past their prime. Then compare them to Ted Williams and his lesson on how to quit. His last at bat was a home run.

One similarity is the celebrityship quality. Williams earned his status as a celebrity, and his livlihood has historically enjoyed celebrity status. Scalia wants to be a celebrity, but that's not what supreme court justices are supposed to be concerned with, and definitely not supposed to have as a primary goal. He is a rush wannabe, even quotes him in cases before the court [without proper acknowledgment, and residuals]. He doesn't even read the cases before him anymore. Maybe Ailes could offer him a show on fox and he would step down.