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April 25th, 2008

Scalia Rehashes "Get Over It" Line Regarding 2000 Election

Justice Antonin Scalia has once again hauled out the “get over it” line when referring to the 2000 election and the part he played in stopping votes in Florida from being counted. As if the suspension of democracy was something to be forgotten instead of something to learned from.

His comments came in an interview with 60 Minutes that will be broadcast this Sunday as he pitches a new book on appellate persuasion:

“I say nonsense,” Scalia said, when asked about critics who say the 5-4 ruling was based on politics and not justice. “Get over it. It’s so old by now.”

But I’m a bit uncertain as to why it made headlines, since he has trotted out this routine before to defend his conduct. It was reported back in January 2007 (See: A Response to Justice Scalia on Bush v. Gore and Scalia and Alito Hit the Lecture Circuit)

A few others on the subject:

Updated with a few more:

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