1. Bush v. Gore, 2000: In Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court decided to stop recounting ballots in Florida. This decision is considered by many to be the reason George W. Bush became the president, with everything that came after. Scalia voted in concurrence with majority, and wrote:
  2. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010:

    In Citizen United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court decided that corporations are people. This created the situation we are in now, where corporations can donate unlimited amounts of money to SuperPACS, which are used to influence political elections. Scalia voted in concurrence with the majority, and wrote:

  3. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, 2014:

    In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court decided that private businesses can be exempted from certain laws on religious grounds. Justice Scalia voted with the opinion of the court. During the case’s oral argument, Scalia said:

  4. King v. Burwell, 2015:

    In King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court decided that subsidies under Obamacare could be used through the federal exchange program. Scalia dissented, saying:

  5. Shelby County v. Holder, 2013:

    In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court decided to strike down parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This weakened the Voting Rights Act and is considered by many an attack on the civil liberties of black voters. Scalia said, in 2013 in a speech at the University of California Washington Center, the following:

  6. Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015:

    In Obergrefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have the right to get married. Scalia dissented from the opinion of the court, saying:

  7. Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 1992:

    In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, challenges were made to Pennsylvania law that required women to meet certain provisions in order to have an abortion. The court found that the provisions were unconstitutional, except for one that required women to notify their husband. Justice Scalia dissented gainst the opinion of the court, saying:

  8. Lawrence v. Texas, 2003:

    In this Supreme Court decision, a law that banned sodomy was struck down. Scalia dissented from the opinion of the court. He wrote:

  9. Romer v. Evans, 1996:

    In Romer v. Evans, the Supreme Court decided that the state of Colorado could not prevent local jurisdictions from creating laws that prohibit discrimination against LGBT people, Scalia dissented, saying:

  10. Wal-Mart v. Dukes, 2011:

    In Wal-Mart v. Dukes, the Supreme court made the decision that ended one of the largest class-action suits in history. More than 1.5 million women filed a class action suit against Wal-Mart claiming gender discrimination. Scalia voted with the majority of the court and delivered their opinion. Scalia said

  11. ANYONE who wants MORE SCALIA'S is an imbecile. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/02/14/jf-10-of-the-worst-decisions-of-...


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TomDorr 2 years 41 weeks ago

It wasn't just Scalia. The majority voted in many of these cases. The abortion issue will always be contested, as many, including me, believe it is murder. ( As a politician, I would not impose my views, but as a voter, I will express them).

The Supreme Court, unfortunately, will continue to be politicised. Right now, our politicians are so polarized that winning and losing are the prioritized, so a "moderate" or non-doctrinal Supreme Court appointee is doubtful.

Nominations are bloodfests, unless the Senate and President are of the same party; then nominations are either far right or far left.

Some state of affairs, eh? ( I'm learning Canadian- I think I have it pretty much down pat, eh?)

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