During oral arguments Tuesday in an immigrants' rights case, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a reference to one of the parties, a Mexican man who has been deported, as someone unlikely to keep from drinking tequila on the chance he could return to the U.S. The comment raised eyebrows in the audience and offended some on the grounds that it perpetuates stereotypes about Mexicans. Carlos Ortiz, past president of the Hispanic National Bar Association, called the remark "terrible" and "insensitive."
Scalia's 'Tequila' Remark Raises Eyebrows During Immigrants' Rights Argument
October 4, 2006