Associate Justice Antonin Scalia is one of six Roman Catholics and the sole Sicilian-American on the United States Supreme Court. He was
inflicted on the country appointed to the Supreme Court by Ronald Wilson Reagan in 1986.
An early supporter of the Federalist Society, Scalia is thus a charter member of the neoconservative movement to make the United States a more orderly society where ordinary people enjoy only those individual liberties that please economically secure, moralizing elites like Scalia. Little "Nino" grew up solidly middle class as the son of a language professor and a public school teacher. Thus, no reason to identify with proletarians.
 Judicial Philosophy
Scalia considers himself a textualist and a Constitutional originalist, a rather meaningless term. Textualism means he interprets laws by their plain meaning. For example, if there was a law on sex crimes and it mentions "forcible rope," he would view this obvious error as referring to tying people up, not nonconsensual sex. His originalist view is that he, and only he, knows exactly what James Madison meant. He believes that the 14th amendment only applies to recounts in Florida and the 8th amendment prevents forcing him to read the 2700 page health care bill but not torture.
In reality though he is just a cultural warrior dressed in a robe, and he is not uwilling to abandon his supposed originalism so long as it serves his ideological agenda.
- Scalia works for the Supreme Court as a part time clothes-dryer and full time right wing scold.
- Scalia almost exploded in his dissent when Lawrence v. Texas was decided in favor of sodomy and sex with animals.
- Scalia is considered the foremost advocate of legal originalism, a doctrine that says that all legal decisions should be based on what the "originators" thought, despite the fact that they're all dead and we really can't ask them, and despite the fact that in 2011 he voted to make Corporations "persons". In practice, he just picks the most right-fringe option he can think of and then constructs a legal figleaf around it.
- Clarence Thomas was thought to be under the control of Scalia, something akin to the way hardened lifers in prison will take tender young men under their wing as soon as they get off the bus. Today, however, Thomas has been seen staking out his own positions more often, often even loonier than Scalia's (though not always).
- Oddly enough, Scalia is also the only prominent conservative in U.S. politics today with a sense of humor: at the White House Press Club party entertained by Stephen Colbert (who was sweating bullets to power), Scalia was not only the only audience member laughing, but he joined in the fun with some "ethnic sign language" directed back at the podium.
- If Scalia was a real American like one of the Framers, he would change his name to something more sensible, pronounceable, spellable, and pro-American.
- In one of those moments of "What you talkin' 'bout, Willis", he and the very liberal, very left leaning Ruth Ginsburg are very close friends. We don't know what the attraction is, either.
- "It has been rendered the solemn duty of the Supreme Court of the United States, laid upon it by Congress in pursuance of the Federal Government's power "[t]o regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States," to decide, What Is Golf." -Scalia's dissent in PGA Tour, Inc. v. Casey Martin
 Less than humorous
- On 9 March 2012, Scalia attempted to assert that the outcome of Bush v. Gore was 7-2 and not 5-4.
- On 10 December 2012 during a presentation to Princeton Scalia was asked about how he could vote in favor of laws banning gay marriage and responded "If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder?”
- 60 Minutes interview (27 April 2008) where he says that torture is not cruel and unusual punishment because the suspects haven't been convicted of a crime yet. See also his brilliant invocation of Jack Bauer to justify torture.
- Scalia v. The Evil Activist Judges
- ↑ Nino Scalia, by Grace of God Justice and Lord It is also reflected in his 13 children.
- ↑ Is Justice Scalia Abandoning Originalism?
- ↑ What is Golf?
- ↑ "Scalia rewrites history, claims 5-4 Bush v. Gore decision 'wasn't even close'", ThinkProgress
- ↑ http://www.allegiancemusical.com/blog-entry/we-are-not-murderers-mr-scalia