News The Case for Torture
posted by June 19 at 11:21 AMon
Wait a minute… didn’t US Supreme Court Justice Scalia lose his shit when some of his colleagues brought up European laws and constitutions during deliberations?
And now Scalia is citing Jack Bauer—a fictional character in a television show—to bolster his case in support of torture?
“Jack Bauer saved Los Angeles. … He saved hundreds of thousands of lives,” Judge Scalia said. Then, recalling Season 2, where the agent’s rough interrogation tactics saved California from a terrorist nuke, the Supreme Court judge etched a line in the sand.
“Are you going to convict Jack Bauer?” Judge Scalia challenged his fellow judges. “Say that criminal law is against him? ‘You have the right to a jury trial?’ Is any jury going to convict Jack Bauer? I don’t think so. So the question is really whether we believe in these absolutes. And ought we believe in these absolutes.”
Says Andrew Sullivan…
Earth to Justice Scalia: Jack Bauer does not exist.