So Supreme Court Justice Scalia made a “Sicilian” gesture toward anyone who might question his impartiality on issues involving the separation of church and state -this as he was leaving a mass in Boston.
But this was not just any mass.
He was attending a special mass for lawyers and politicians at Cathedral of the Holy Cross, and afterward was the keynote speaker at the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild luncheon.
A special mass for lawyers and politicians?
Isn’t that a sign of the apocalypse or something?
He’s also been spewing his opinions about the Guantanamo detention rights case being brought before the court. If he’s already made up his mind, these public statements are an argument for his recusal. The statute governing inappropriate judicial speech states that a justice “shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”
I place the odds that he will recuse himself on this case at something like 98-against (with a +2/-0 variation – hee hee) unless there is a strong public outcry.
How likely is that – at least while anyone is still watching the Sopranos… We seem to care more about entertainment than we care about our reality.
Scalia, what a guy.