Posner Criticizes Scalia Over Arizona Immigration Dissent

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit's Judge Richard A. Posner on Wednesday tore apart Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's scathing dissent in the State of Arizona et al. v. USA case, hinting that Scalia used the dissent as a platform for "fighting words" that had political purposes.

In an article published in Slate as part of Judge Posner's “Supreme Court Year in Review,” Judge Posner accused the “famously outspoken” justice of participating in “celebrity-type extrajudicial activities” and disapproved of his decision to criticize from the bench President Barack Obama's...
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