So I guess Justice Antonin Scalia is in trouble now because he hasn't read every last word of this ObamaCare bill which Congress so painstakingly had written for them.
“You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?” he quipped. “Is this not totally unrealistic, that we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?”
The comments did not sit well with Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), a member of the Gang of 14, which in 2005 established guidelines for considering judicial nominees.
“I am concerned that Justice Scalia’s comments call into question his impartiality and instead suggest judicial activism,” Nelson said.
Nelson was taken aback by Scalia’s suggestion that reading the law was too much to expect of justices ruling on its constitutionality.
Yeah that sure is terrible when conservative justices don't want to read an entire bill that even U.S. senators didn't feel like reading. Oh, and impartiality? There hasn't even been a whiff of impartiality from the liberal members of the court. It's just assumed that they'll vote for this no matter what. But whatever. Is there any way we can kick that Scalia guy out of there? This is just awful, not reading bills. But what about liberal justices...
In oral arguments in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Justice Stephen Breyer “promised” he had not read the entirety of the 2,700-page health-care legislation the court was examining.
He also suggested it would be unreasonable for the lawyers arguing over the constitutionality of the law to expect the justices to “spend a year reading all this” to determine which parts of it should be allowed to stand if the court decides to strike down as unconstitutional the law’s mandate that individuals must buy health insurance.