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"Scalia and Cheney, sittin' in a tree": Will Scalia recuse himself? Not likely.

From CBS News:
Vice President Dick Cheney and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spent part of last week duck hunting together at a private camp in southern Louisiana, just three weeks after the court agreed to take up the vice president's appeal in lawsuits over his handling of the administration's energy task force, the Los Angeles Times says in its Saturday editions. While Scalia and Cheney are avid hunters and longtime friends, several experts in legal ethics questioned the timing of their trip and said it raised doubts about Scalia's ability to judge the case impartially, the newspaper pointed out. But Scalia rejected that concern Friday, telling the Times, "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," the Times notes. [more]
Now we know why it's so important for Bush and Co. to pack the court with his crony nominees — how else can you explain Hariett Meyers? They need friends on the court to help them get out of all their legal trouble.

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