Antonin Scalia, Fierce Defender of the Constitution: The Teri O’Brien Show, 2-14-16

The Teri O'Brien Show

The Teri O’Brien Show

Tragic: Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday, 2/13/16.

Links to stories we discussed on the show are below.


Thanks to and for some of the music that we use on the program. Also thanks to Steve Vaus for “Come and Take it.”


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • About how, in the wake of Justice Scalia’s death, the Democrats’ demonstrate their stunning hypocrisy on the issue of judicial nominees
  • About the disgraceful treatment by Senate Democrats of outstanding judicial nominee Miguel Estrada
  • How Donald Trump channeled Michael Moore and Code Pink during CBS’ GOP South Carolina Debate
  • Why, after that debate, some people think Donald Trump is nuts


Links from the Show

RIP Justice Scalia

Book Recommendations:


The Ugliness All Started With Bork – The New York Times

Washington Talk – Democrats Readying for Judicial Fight – (Story about the retreat that the democrats had in May 2001 to plot the obstruction of Pres. Bush’ judicial nominees)

Doubts, Filibusters and Schumer’s Wacky Idea (Byron York’s 2003 column in which Chuckie Schumer suggests he knows better than the Framers of the Constitution)

‘A Giant of the Law’: Reactions Pour In as the Nation Mourns Scalia’s Passing

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79

Jim Obergefell thanks Justice Scalia for service

There’s Precedent For Rejecting Supreme Court Nominees

Durbin Sought To Block Bush’s ‘Latino’ Court Nominee | The Daily Caller

Scalia’s Derisive Dissents Have a Serious Purpose | National Review Online

Essential excerpts from “Obergefell v. Hodges”: Dissenting opinion by Justice Scalia | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

‎ (Justice Scalia’s dissent in Obergefell)

McConnell Makes a Stand: Vacancy Shouldn’t Be Filled Until America Has a New President – Katie Pavlich (Let’s hope he means it.)

The Ugliness All Started With Bork – The New York Times

The Supreme Court Farm Team – The New Yorker

Clinton: ‘I have a bunch of litmus tests’ for Supreme Court nominees | TheHill

Donald Trump Unhinged at CBS Debate


Trump was out of control in South Carolina debate | New York Post

Nobody Won the South Carolina Debate — Conservatism Lost

Former GOP Senator Blasts Pathological Liar Ted Cruz for Constantly Misleading Americans

 2nd Amendment Update

Court overturns order keeping ‘Fast and Furious’ documents secret | TheHill

NRA: Scalia death puts gun rights in jeopardy | Washington Examiner


  1. We hope that the Senate will have the testicular fortitude to stop Obama rom appointing any Justice. if not, hen we all need to keep our powder dry. If Obama tries an end run around Congress, I will look at getting my own protection.

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