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    :: Monday, March 23, 2009 ::
    Barney Frank insults several Justices at once, Scalia by name

    Well, a personal story, for perspective. I was once (I think it was 1994) on a CourtTV interview show with Rep. Frank (whom I had never met in person), on the issue of the proposed ENDA bill. After the show, I started to talk to him, just to be civil-like, and also to clarify that I didn't entirely agree with the views of a third panelist on the show whose views he might reasonably have attributed to me. Ignoring my proffered hand, he snarled: "Don't try to be friendly with me. This is personal. You're trying to destroy my life."

    So I'm not too surprised at this latest tantrum, but at the same time, I don't think it helps either Rep. Frank or the public debate to make national events out of such incidents.

    That said, it may bear noting that the insult in the above-linked item is directed at several Justices, b/c the implication is that Scalia controls them or that they routinely vote with him. I just hope Rep. Frank knows more about banking than about the past several years of voting patterns on the Supreme Court.

    :: David M. Wagner 2:26 PM [+] ::

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