Pharyngula

Our judiciary at work

Justice Scalia: “I told you I’m not a scientist. That’s why I don’t want to deal with global warming.”

He’s quite right, actually: he’s not a scientist, nor should we expect him to be. That’s why our government ought to be served by competent scientific advisors…and why it’s a shame that Scalia will probably think he’s doing his job if he listens to people from hack tanks like CEI and the Heritage Foundation.

Comments

  1. #1 Great White Wonder
    November 30, 2006

    I bet you that Scalia turns out to be an expert on fetal pain.

  2. #2 Mary
    December 1, 2006

    So Scalia tries to argue that the writers of the statute never imagined that CO2 was an “air pollutant” because, hey, all that C02 is in the air right now and it ain’t hurting anybody.

    When I heard this on the news, I just wanted to ask the guy how much time he’d like to spend in a room where the oxygen in the air had been replaced with CO2. My guess is – not long.

  3. #3 Paul
    December 1, 2006

    PS: And as for being powerless – a more considered choice of commander in chief next time (not to mention the composition of the Senate) gives you, the voter, a lot of power to decide how the SCOTUS will rule for the next X number of years.

    Checks and balances, who’da thunk it?

    If there’s one thing on this planet that WAS intelligently designed, it’s the US Constitution.

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