Scalia Strikes Down Chicago-Style Pizza

The Supreme Court’s staunchest conservative is also a pizza originalist

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US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia poses for a photo during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued a harsh ruling Friday sure to raise the ire of Chicagoans, when he declared Chicago-style deep dish pizza to not be pizza at all.

Deep dish pizza “shouldn’t be called pizza,” the native New Yorker said in remarks to the Union League Club of Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. “It’s very tasty, but it’s not pizza.”

The Supreme Court’s famously prickly conservative and self-avowed strict constitutionalist didn’t limit himself to the subject of pizza in discussing the things he feels have strayed too far from their original intent.

The high court, he said, “has adopted the demonstrably unhistoric view that the Constitution forbids not merely the favoring of one religion over the other, but even the favoring of religion in general. In fact, it forbids the former but not the latter.”

[The Chicago Sun-Times]

9 comments
MrObvious
MrObvious

 The high court, he said, “has adopted the demonstrably unhistoric view that the Constitution forbids not merely the favoring of one religion over the other, but even the favoring of religion in general. In fact, it forbids the former but not the latter.”


In fact his legal superiority is a legend in his own mind.

Arimathean
Arimathean

AH!  NO!  NO NO NO!  I don't want to agree with Scalia on anything!  NOOOOOOOOO!

sacredh
sacredh

I think Scalia also doesn't understand the difference between president and pope.

tillzen
tillzen

The glory of being right is that one is correct forever. This is also the shame of being wrong. Wrong is eternal too. Judges are men and by nature they are either right or wrong. Justice Scalia can rule all he wishes on Constitutional law or pizza or hey he can even man a revolving chair on "The Voice" but this does not make him right about ANYTHING. Truth defines itself and one is made right by nature not by the will of mortal men with opinions. Justice Scalia is living proof that one can have all the education, experience and the power of a forum from which to rule but can be wrong about almost everything forever. Including pizza.

Simpleideas
Simpleideas

The issue of promoting any religion is always about picking which ones, or worse, whose view of those religions, which are as many as people on the planet. No where in the original constitution, in word or spirit, is to legislate morality, which we would have failed if we hold to the measuring of certain groups as fraction of a person.


It is better that we focus on the true intent of government, which is to promote the overall welfare of it's citizens & residences, both today and tomorrow, from the most of us to the least of us. This easily translates into laws that promotes equal opportunity (not achievements), pledge of mutual protection, shared infrastructure that will lower the cost of doing business (such as those that helps to transports goods or information, ports, rails, road and fiber/wireless), and increasing the overall capital of the state, in both intellectual, human, as well as physical resources, such as conventional and alternative energy.

Shinji_Hirako
Shinji_Hirako

Any religion?  Really Antonio?  Even insane pizza heresies?  Any old MUS?  WTF is he argle-bargling about?  Hopefully he is seeing a trained and ethical neurologist for his developing dementia?