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Scalia’s Lookin’ for Jack Bauer Too!

June 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Apparently, the Supreme Court justice grounds his reasoning on vital constitutional questions in what he’s learned from pop action shows:

The conservative jurist stuck up for Agent Bauer, arguing that fictional or not, federal agents require latitude in times of great crisis. “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.

I just hope he’s not watching Stargate: SG1 when some important case on transportation policy comes up.

Tags: Law



1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Brian Moore // Jun 21, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    We can add this one to the Chuck Norris-esque list of legendary Jack Bauer traits:

    “Jack Bauer: Not even Scalia would indict him.”

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