Justice Scalia Defends Torture
If you've forgotten what happens when Republican Presidents appoint Supreme Court Justices, and why it's so important we not elect another one in November, check out this BBC interview with Justice Anton Scalia.
In a wide-ranging discussion, he defends his often controversial positions on issues like Guantanamo Bay, argues that torture may be legal and attacks the "sick" practice of televising trials.
...Justice Scalia says that it is far from clear that torture is unconstitutional and says that it may be legal to "smack [a suspect] in the face" if the suspect is concealing information which could endanger the public.
On abortion and the death penalty:
He says there is nothing in the Constitution that grants women the right to an abortion.
The death penalty, he argues, is not covered by the 8th Amendment's ban on "cruel and unusual punishment."
John McCain promises to appoint more judges in the mold of Scalia, Roberts and Alito. We get the Government we elect.
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