Law

Scalia's Grave-Dancers Deserve a Harsh Verdict

Rooting for a justice's removal is disrespectful to Supreme Court.

Show some respect.

Photographer: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

When the news broke Saturday that Justice Antonin Scalia had died at age 79, my Twitter feed began to fill with hate. Not disagreement or disrespect -- actual hate. He was an ignorant waste of flesh, wrote one young fool. His death was the best news in decades, cheered another. Then there was the woman who just had to tell the world that she felt safer now than she had at the death of Osama bin Laden. And several people expressed the hope -- the hope! -- that Clarence Thomas would die next.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.