Fender Bender Leads To Question Of Whether Scalia Drives Like an Originalist

Before the oral argument in the Walmart case this week, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was ticketed for causing a four car accident on the George Washington Parkway.

Now before you start to say Scalia is often accused of not knowing when to stop, I must say (as someone who drives the same route each day) that cars can stop suddenly on GW Parkway.

Scalia’s BMW had to be towed from the south lane approaching Roosevelt Bridge after he rear-ended a car that was stopped due to traffic.

He is looking at a fine of $70, plus a $20 special assessment.

Worse yet, I was caught in the resulting traffic on my way from McLean to work. Had I known I would have yelled, “Hey, Buddy, you drive like George Mason!”

It turns out “justice delayed was [not] justice denied.” Scalia made the Walmart argument and promptly complained that “I’m getting whipsawed here” in questions with counsel. I expect that was a reference to events a bit before the argument.

Source: Washington Post

Jonathan Turley

28 thoughts on “Fender Bender Leads To Question Of Whether Scalia Drives Like an Originalist”

  1. The GW Parkway is across the Potomac in Virginia, not in the District.

  2. Elaine,
    I would like to see Scalia contest the ticket in court! That would be a circus!
    I don’t think Scalia will vote for the workers, but I hope I am wrong!

  3. Evidently, Justice Scalia was tailgating the car in front of him.

    Here come da judge, here come da judge, here come da judge–CRASH BANG!

  4. Buddha,

    I think that Scalia if he votes like he has most recently will side with the workers….then again…he could revert back to the slithering snake we all have come to know him as…. I think and maybe Kennedy could be a swing vote……

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