Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

A Tribute To Justice Scalia

Monday, November 21, 2016 11:23
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Recently Sen. Ted Cruz gave a fine speech at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention. The theme of the Convention was, “The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia.” (Full transcript of Sen. Cruz’s remarks at the link.)

It is a great honor for me to speak at this year’s gathering of the Federalist Society to honor the jurisprudence and legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia. Soon after his untimely passing, members of the Senate were invited to submit, into the congressional record, statements commemorating his remarkable career.

Now, I’m sure the Federalist Society crowd here today can see the irony in a request to supplement the congressional record, of all things, with praise for Justice Scalia. Given his sterling sense of humor, I suspect Justice Scalia would have rather enjoyed learning of such a request. After all, we’re talking about a man who waged a 30-year war against legislative history and the idea that the congressional record was something more than the public musings of self-important legislators who like to hear themselves talk.

I can almost see him now, leaning back in his chair, with a mischievous grin on his face, saying: ‘Well, that’s some request. If they really cared, they’d stop passing unconstitutional laws!’

In his remarks Cruz was personable, witty and … brilliant, reminding me of what we lost when he ended his presidential campaign.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.