posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 06:37 PM
Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again
Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps
for Japanese-Americans during World War II.
"You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again," Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing
Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
Well, here is another timely headline, one in which I thought
the headline would lead to a far out news site, though turns out its real.
From The Washington Examiner, and Associated Press.
Speaking to the Universtiy of Hawaii law school, Justice Scalia used a Latin
phrase that means "in times of war, the laws fall silent,"
in explanation as to why the court erred in that decision and could do so again.
In Latin: In Bello Leges Sileant
While his focus was on Japanese internment camps, put together with
his other comments one must wonder if he is purposely delivering a message to us?
1944 decision in Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the
convictions of Gordon Hirabayashi and Fred Korematsu for violating
an order to report to report to an internment camp.
Scalia is 77 years of age, and did not take questions from the press.
Avi Soifer, the law school's dean, said he believed Scalia was suggesting
people always have to be vigilant and that the law alone can't be trusted
to provide protection.
The law alone can not be trusted, and people need to be vigilant,
well I do not disagree with that.
Thoughts on this?
edit on 4-2-2014 by burntheships because: (no reason given)