Justice Scalia Undermines Role Of Judiciary By Saying Issues Of Fairness Don't Belong At The Supreme Court

During a speech at Chapman Law School on August 30th, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was reported by The Associated Press as telling the students he was "saddened to see the Supreme Court deciding moral issues not addressed in the Constitution, such as abortion, gay rights and the death penalty."

"It's alarming that a Supreme Court justice is telling the American people we have no place bringing issues of fairness to the court," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "Throughout our nation's history, the Supreme Court is the very place Americans rely upon as the final authority on cases of unfair and unjust treatment. For a Supreme Court Justice to say he is saddened because the court is playing its vital role in protecting all Americans is irresponsible, and calls into question his willingness to decide all cases that come before him on their merit."

Solmonese added, "Given the fact that President Bush has expressed his desire to appoint

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