Sunday, January 18, 2004

What Are These Two Doing in that Duck Blind Together?

Here's a heart-warming item about some palsy-walsies, from this morning's Los Angeles Times:

"Vice President Dick Cheney and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spent part of last week duck hunting at a private camp in southern Louisiana, three weeks after the Supreme Court had agreed to take up the vice president's appeal in lawsuits over his handling of the administration's energy task force. While Scalia and Cheney are avid hunters and longtime friends, several legal ethics specialists questioned the timing of their trip, and said it raised doubts about Scalia's ability to judge the case impartially.

"Scalia said Friday: 'I do not think my impartiality could reasonably be questioned.'

"Federal law says: 'Any justice or judge shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might be questioned.' "

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