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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Monday, February 28, 2005

Translating the Transcript

To a national television audience, Delaware's U.S. Senator Joe Biden explained that a broader screening standard is appropriate for vetting nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court "because they're not bound by stare decisis." Translation: Supreme Court Justices are legislators in the judicial branch of government.

Biden likewise detailed his complaint against Justice Antonin Scalia. Biden would not vote to confirm Scalia for Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court because Scalia "thinks there are no such thing as unenumerated rights in the Constitution." Translation: Scalia does not believe in unelected pro-choice legislators in the judicial branch.