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Supreme Condescension

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has denied the Sierra Club’s ridiculous motion that he recuse himself in the Club’s case against Vice President Cheney. To wit:

“The question, simply put, is whether someone who thought I could decide this case impartially despite my friendship with the Vice President would reasonably believe that I cannot decide it impartially because I went hunting with that friend and accepted an invitation to fly there with him on a Government plane. If it is reasonable to think that a Supreme Court Justice can be bought so cheap, the Nation is in deeper trouble than I had imagined.”

If you’d like to treat yourself to an extended piece of writing that’s in composed of equal parts of wit, erudition, and entirely justified condescension, read Scalia’s whole decision here.

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