Antonin Scalia Gets Philly Welcome From PPA


CONSTITUTION DAILY: The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, but no justice, even Antonin Scalia, is apparently safe on the streets of Philadelphia when it comes to its Parking Authority. [Yesterday] Scalia was in Philadelphia at the Union League of Philadelphia, the private club best known outside the city for its role in the Eddie Murphy film Trading Places. Scalia’s car was ticketed despite the presence of a Philadelphia official police business placard on its dashboard. MORE

RELATED: The Supreme Court is siding with Democrats in refusing to block early voting in the battleground state of Ohio. The court on Tuesday refused a Republican request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day. MORE

RELATED: Add this this to the always complicated and often maddening legacy of Arlen Specter in the United States Senate: no Senator in fifty years had as profound an influence on the Supreme Court as he did. Specter served on the Judiciary Committee throughout his three decades in the Senate, and was its chairman from 2005 to 2007, when he presided over the confirmation hearings of John G. Roberts, Jr., and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Starting with Sandra Day O’Connor, in 1981, Specter voted on the nominations of more than a dozen Presidential choices for the high court. But he left his most important legacy with two votes—Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. MORE