It Begins… Far Left WaPo Crank Calls For Justice Scalia to Resign

What a complete schocker.
Libs want conservative Justice Scalia to resign.

Here we go…
Far left crank E.J. Dionne Jr. thinks Justice Antonin Scalia should resign… After all, he went hunting with evil Darth Vader Dick Cheney.
The Washington Post reported:

Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court.

He’d have a lot of things to do. He’s a fine public speaker and teacher. He’d be a heck of a columnist and blogger. But he really seems to aspire to being a politician — and that’s the problem.

So often, Scalia has chosen to ignore the obligation of a Supreme Court justice to be, and appear to be, impartial. He’s turned “judicial restraint” into an oxymoronic phrase. But what he did this week, when the court announced its decision on the Arizona immigration law, should be the end of the line.

Not content with issuing a fiery written dissent, Scalia offered a bench statement questioning President Obama’s decision to allow some immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay. Obama’s move had nothing to do with the case in question. Scalia just wanted you to know where he stood.

“After this case was argued and while it was under consideration, the secretary of homeland security announced a program exempting from immigration enforcement some 1.4 million illegal immigrants,” Scalia said. “The president has said that the new program is ‘the right thing to do’ in light of Congress’s failure to pass the administration’s proposed revision of the immigration laws. Perhaps it is, though Arizona may not think so. But to say, as the court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of federal immigration law that the president declines to enforce boggles the mind.”

What boggles the mind is that Scalia thought it proper to jump into this political argument. And when he went on to a broader denunciation of federal policies, he sounded just like an Arizona Senate candidate.

“Arizona bears the brunt of the country’s illegal immigration problem,” the politician-justice proclaimed. “Its citizens feel themselves under siege by large numbers of illegal immigrants who invade their property, strain their social services, and even place their lives in jeopardy. Federal officials have been unable to remedy the problem, and indeed have recently shown that they are simply unwilling to do so.

“Arizona has moved to protect its sovereignty — not in contradiction of federal law, but in complete compliance with it.” Cue the tea party rally applause.

As it happens, Obama has stepped up immigration enforcement. But if the 76-year-old justice wants to dispute this, he is perfectly free as a citizen to join the political fray and take on the president. But he cannot be a blatantly political actor and a justice at the same time.

Unaccountable power can lead to arrogance. That’s why justices typically feel bound by rules and conventions that Scalia seems to take joy in ignoring. Recall a 2004 incident. Three weeks after the Supreme Court announced it would hear a case over whether the White House needed to turn over documents from an energy task force that Dick Cheney had headed, Scalia went off on Air Force Two for a duck-hunting trip with the vice president.

There’s more here.
Put a sock in it, Dionne.

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  • Frank G

    E.J. usually spends his time giving concerned troll advice to the GOP. I suggest he get the same degree of “who?” that he’s usually given

  • Remco Kimber

    Resigning would be nice for the lefties. More likely they’re praying to Gaia (or some Haitian voodoo practitioner) that one of the 5 dies so that the One can nominate another Breyerque lefty so that they have the 5 on all those yet-to-come 5-4 decisions. Even that’s a tall order at this point. The One can nominate but the GOPers in the Senate can delay the advice and consent hearings until Romney takes over. Then Romeny will withdraw the lefty’s nomination and put one in of his own choice.

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  • Redwine

    Mark Levin ripped this Dionne a-hole to shreds on his show today.

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  • Texas_Treeroach

    Justice Scalia is an outspoken defender of the Constitution, National sovereignty, and State sovereignty. Why wouldn’t the Democrats want him gone?

  • blahblahblah

    “Unaccountable power can lead to arrogance.”

    Uhm, you mean like the unaccountable power Obama is exercising?

    …that’s what I don’t get about Liberals. They can literally watch two people standing shoulder to shoulder taking target practice on bald eagles and only throw their hissy-fit over the Conservative one.

    Their hypocrisy is unbelievable.

  • Mad Hatter

    E.J. Dionne is a shoeshine boy for Obama. If Dionne was a real American and had any understanding of our Constitution, he would be calling for Ruth “International Law” Ginsburg to resign. She’s a Constitution hater.

  • shibumi

    Can you impeach a supreme court justice?

    Bet that’s their next tactic.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    “he’s turned judicial restraint into an oxymoronic phrase.” i guess this guy never heard of earl warren. liberal activist judges killed ‘judical restraint” fifty years ago.

  • Mad Hatter

    This from the same Washington Post that refuses to retract the lie about Romney and Bain.

  • chaz

    They haven’t even published the opinions for God’s sake.

  • friday

    up yours crank E.J. Dionne Jr with the rusty spoon you eat with !

  • blahblahblah

    yes shibumi, that is the only way to remove one (outside death or resignation)

    It would take the same level of illegal actions needed to impeach anyone, and would need to be done in the House with the Senate confirming.

    Short of being prosecuted in a court themselves though, we wont see one impeached. Near impossible task unless they literally break the law somehow (and even then they might not lose their seat)

  • GT

    Please retire the ‘It Begins ..” …. as ‘it begins’ to get tiring after the 12th time so far this year.

  • bigkahuna

    I would call for him to also….. If Obama, Pelosi , Reid and Rangel went with him.

  • pdxnag

    Wonderful rebuttal at National Review.

    An ordinary judge would be pondering a contempt sanction, sua sponte, for the lawyers who had lied to the court. Noting the facts that would justify such a sanction is the best that Scalia could offer here.

  • NeoKong

    1.4 million illegals….?
    Last week it was only 800,000.

  • chris

    The problem as Dionne sees it is that Scalia is simply not a liberal. The horrors of a judge scolding the plaintiff to actually follow the rule of law as laid out in the Constitution.

  • george

    Scalia is such a wack job even the conservatives on the court won’t sit near him. He is the poster boy for “crazy conservative”. Conservatives should get him off the court before he tarnishes them anymore than he has.