June 21, 2007

Antonin Scalia and his imaginary friends

The Gonzomuckracker (via Who's Playin') has a rather interesting story up about SC Justice Antonin 'Crazier than Dan Branch and Leo Berman Combined' Scalia's defense of torture. While at a jurists conference in Canada, Justice Scalia, in response to a statement by a Canadian judge to the effect that most of the countries represented DID NOT subscribe to the Jack Bauer method of interrogation, spewed crazy like a sewage sprinkler...

"Jack Bauer saved Los Angeles. ... He saved hundreds of thousands of lives," Judge Scalia said. Then, recalling Season 2, where the agent's rough interrogation tactics saved California from a terrorist nuke, the Supreme Court judge etched a line in the sand.

"Are you going to convict Jack Bauer?" Judge Scalia challenged his fellow judges. "Say that criminal law is against him? 'You have the right to a jury trial?' Is any jury going to convict Jack Bauer? I don't think so.

"So the question is really whether we believe in these absolutes. And ought we believe in these absolutes."

OK, Antonin, Jack's not so much real. He's a character. On a TV show. Played (apparently very) convincingly by Keifer Sutherland. It's not real life and the reason you know that, is that terrorists on the show blew up Santa Clarita, CA. In the real world, where we live, no one would waste a nuke on Santa Clarita.

Yeah, It's time to retire, Antonin. Seriously, batshit crazy only qualifies you for executive office. We need smart, 'all here' people to sit on the bench.

Posted by mcblogger at June 21, 2007 10:12 AM

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