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Scalia blames Holocaust on liberal judicial activism

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an avowed conservative and self-styled “originalist” in his interpretations of the law, reportedly told the Utah State Bar Association on Saturday that he’s okay with discussing whether orgies relieve social tension and claimed that judicial activism in Germany was partially to blame for the rise of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust.

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Word of Scalia’s claims comes by way of The Aspen Times, which reports that Scalia’s speech was titled, “Mullahs of the West: Judges as Moral Arbiters.”

The court’s well-known arch conservative reportedly told attendees that in his “originalist” view, judges who interpret the law “in the spirit of the age” are dealing a disservice to society by altering the original intent of the law.

He emphasized that the main point of his talk was to push back against the politicization of judicial appointments, which he called a natural outgrowth from judicial activism.

The Aspen Times added that Scalia opened his speech with a clear analogy to Germany in the years before the Nazi Party — during a time Scalia believed Germany to be “the most advanced country in the world” much like the U.S. today. Judges then, he contended, were very open to new interpretations of the law, also like the U.S. today.

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Scalia added that he does not believe judges should weigh in on moral issues like abortion, same sex marriage, capital punishment or, strangely enough, orgies.

“I accept, for the sake of argument, that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged,” he reportedly said. “Rather, I am questioning the propriety, indeed the sanity, of having a value-laden decision such as that made for the entire society by unelected judges.”

Scalia recently sided with the court’s minority in voting to keep the federal prohibition on LGBT marriages in place. He’s long compared same sex relations to reprehensible acts like beastiality and murder, which he maintains legislative bodies have a compelling interest to regulate.

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub

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President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.

"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

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Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.

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Hillary Clinton posts fake letter from JFK to mock Trump’s absurd one to Turkey

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken up a new hobby of trolling President Donald Trump on Twitter.

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Read the fake letter and see the tweet below:

Dear Premier Khrushchev,

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‘I’d be open to it’: Trump voters warming up to impeachment as president’s Ukraine story unravels

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According to the Post's report, they ventured out to Staten Island, or specifically: "New York’s 11th Congressional District, a swath of the country as good a place as any to gauge how a defining moment in American democracy is playing out."

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