Antonin Scalia died yesterday. A Supreme Court jurist who did much to mold the thinking of the Court. In the wrong direction.
I never agreed with his manner of interpreting the Constitution. Nor other instruments such as the Federalist Papers that he relied on.
Never the less, Scalia succeeded over a period of thirty years in changing the Court’s thinking. Assuming a more liberal replacement, it will take another thirty years to undo the negative impact of Scalia’s decisions.
What is ahead?
Obama as President will nominate Scalia’s replacement. The Senate then comes into play. The Senate has the right to advise and consent to the nomination. Obama’s candidate will first have to get through the Republican controlled Judiciary Committee. Then receive a majority vote of the entire Senate.
The Senate situation creates a difficulty. It is Republican controlled.
The year ahead will be interesting.
My choice would be Joe Biden. Prior to becoming V ice-President, he was a U.S. Senator for thirty some odd years. Chairman at one time of the Judiciary Committee. He made friends on both sides of the aisle. An individual some Republicans would vote for.
Last night’s Republican debate a disgrace. As have been the previous ones. The candidates fight like mad dogs. With the exception of Kasich. Do we want one of the combatants as President?
Remember, crazy people do crazy things.
Happy Valentine’s Day! A day for lovers. Enjoy.
Was out on Duval yesterday at three. Stopped at Viva, the new bar. Nothing special. A drinking place.
Did Martin’s happy hour. A good deal. Atmosphere perfect. Food terrific. I enjoyed tiny lamb chops, brie and calamari.
Then to Louie’s Backyard. The perfect time of day to sit on the outside deck and watch the setting sun..
Syracuse plays Boston College at 1. Syracuse should win. An 11 point favorite. Boston College is having a bad year.
I completed the research for this week’s KONK Life column yesterday. I will write the column today. I am not sure of the title as yet. It will be the story of one of the fiercest pirates of all time. Cheng I Sao. A woman.
Theodore Roosevelt was a great man. One of our best President’s. He accomplished much in his lifetime. Always a smile on his face. A happy camper.
Not on February 14, 1884. His wife and mother died the same day. It took him several years to overcome the impact.
His mother died of typhoid. His wife of a kidney ailment.
Enjoy your Sunday! Enjoy St. Valentine’s Day!