Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a speech in Connecticut at Wesleyan University. Toward the end of the talk, some demonstrators dropped some banners from a balcony railing including one that said, “There can be no justice in the court of the conqueror.”
Scalia’s response? “Oh, that’s very persuasive.”
Those students then walked out.
Right after that happened, four more demonstrators, dressed in Gitmo/Abu Ghraib-style orange jump suits and black hoods, silently stood up. They were immediately escorted out.
Then Justice [sic] Scalia took some questions. He apparently has
a selective a creative no memory, or he’s a liar, or he is so small and petty that he can’t admit the truth, as you’ll see from what occurred next.
One person asked about the Bush-Gore case, where the Supreme Court had to determine the winner of the election.
“Get over it,” Scalia said of the controversy surrounding it, to laughter from the audience.
Scalia reminded the audience it was Gore who took the election to court, and the election was going to be decided in a court anyway—either the Florida Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court.
“It was a long time ago, people forget…It was a 7-2 decision. It wasn’t even close,” he said.
“Get over it”? Get over Bush being selected by judges like you rather than voters? Get over Bush’s disastrous fraudulent invasion of a sovereign country that never attacked us, his lies about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, his pulverizing the economy, his torture of prisoners, his responsibility for thousands of American and Iraqi deaths, his ruining our standing in the world, his disdain for the Constitution, his utterly embarrassing presidency?
“Get over it”?
Bush v. Gore was not a 7-2 decision — and indeed, Scalia could tell this is true by counting all four of the dissenting opinions in that case… [N]ot one of the Court’s four moderates agreed with Scalia that the winner of the 2000 presidential election should effectively be chosen by five most conservative members of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Get over that, Judge S.