Scalia set to speak to Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill
January 24th, 2011
07:57 AM ET
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Scalia set to speak to Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is scheduled to speak Monday in a closed-door meeting with the Tea Party Caucus - an informal group of conservative lawmakers.

The conservative justice is a popular speaker and keeps a busy off-the-bench schedule, talking in various forums around the world.

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  1. America First, Party Seond

    Scalia is the ugly, idologist and blatent disregard for the rule of the constitution and justice at our Supreme Court. We need more center thinking judges. I hope OB will have a chance to nominate couple of more as he did but this time for hardcore conservatives.

    January 24, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  2. informed voter

    Are there no rules governing the Supreme Court Justice's conflict of interest? Aren't they supposed to be impartial and not indulge in political rhetoric? It is unbelievable that Scalia has been able to continue his hyper partisan speaking tour. Scalia is the poster boy for all that is wrong in the American judicial System.

    January 24, 2011 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    The fact that he's addressing the wing nuts isn't half a bad as the fact that he's doing it in secret. The only way to avoid a serious breach of procedure is to make the session public. If he isn't going to say anything that could be taken the wrong way, then let the people in on it. This stinks of collusion.

    January 24, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  4. Name dave hood

    Looking forward to the president's address

    January 24, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is this really a good idea. There is supposed to be a seperation of powers. This could have the appearance of influence peddling. I would prefer it be done to a larger audience and not solely about the "tea partiers."

    January 24, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  6. Lucullus

    God help this country. Scalia has to be one of the most ideologically driven Justices on the bench. He has no respect for custom, the Constitution or Bill of Rights. His contempt for the American people apparent in every word he says. Talk about activist judges. And now he's going to have a private sit down with a political group that is to the right of the Jack Boot Right? As I said, God help this country

    January 24, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  7. Blake

    "Scalia's scheduled one-hour topic is "separation of powers." No cameras or reporters are being allowed to cover it."

    I thought that I was reading a story from the Onion. A self proclaimed "conservative" justice (i thought they were called just justices) is going to hop over to the Capitol to espouse his interpretaiton of the Constitution to lawmakers, and that is not an infringement on seperation of powers. Give me a break. The entire concept is outrageous. Time to pack up your robe and move to a nice gated community, Antonin, where you can talk "conservative speak" with your well to do neighbors.

    January 24, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |