As If on Cue!
In a Supreme Court ruling today, Scalia (along with Thomas!) dissented from a decision favoring Big Tobacco against a huge punitive damages award. How can that be - two conservative judges, ruling against big business and in favor of punitive damages in a tort liability suit? Because they rule based on the constitution and the law, not on what they wish the law and constitution said. It is clear that Scalia and Thomas are not ideological activists, but instead rule on each case based on their most narrow and sincere interpretation of the law. Again, counter-examples are welcomed - excluding Bush v. Gore.