Is Scalia showing the early signs of dementia?

I don’t normally post about politics but as a criminal defence lawyer, I just had to reblog this one! 🙂

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In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law,  Justice Antonin Scalia’s bizarre off-topic rant suggests that he can no longer judge what is appropriate to his current courtroom activity.

(See http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/justice-scalias-partisan-discredit-to-the-court/2012/06/27/gJQAoVEG7V_print.html and http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dionne-jr-justice-scalia-should-resign/2012/06/27/gJQApkO06V_print.html)

This, together with the blatantly partisan character of his previous recent rants (see the URLs above) seriously undermine confidence that he is still judicially competent.

Indeed, Scalia’s impaired ability to judge the appropriateness of his behavior may be an early sign of dementia.  Although most 76 year olds have not developed dementia, a non-negligible fraction have, or are beginning to do so.  He ought to see a neurologist.

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2 comments on “Is Scalia showing the early signs of dementia?

  1. renxkyoko says:

    There is no doubt he is.

    • vampyrefangs says:

      Have you ever heard him talk or give a speech? He is seriously scary! He once refused to come out and give a speech because two girls in the front row had cameras. Until they had the cameras removed or they themselves left… he wouldn’t come out. *sigh*

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