Sunday, April 11, 2004

Journalist Assoc. Lodges Complaint w/Ashcroft re: Scalia Taping Ban

While extolling the virtues of the First Amendment, Supreme Court Justice Scalia insisted that journalists' tape recordings of his speech be erased. For the back story, see Friday's NYTimes story in the GuvWurld archive.

In response, the Society of Professional Journalists has filed a complaint with Ashcroft. Of course, ignoring calls for recusal in the Cheney energy commission case has also had Scalia under pressure lately.

The brazenness here is almost cartoonish or at least of epic fictional proportion. Suggested reading, if you can find a copy: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.

I am correcting the omission of Scalia from the list of necessary resignations at the end of the Vote of No Confidence resolution.

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