On Sunday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sparred in a one-hour televised debate with American Civil Liberties Union president Nadine Strossen. He said unelected judges have no place deciding politically charged questions when the Constitution is silent on those issues. Arguing that liberal judges in the past improperly established new political rights such as abortion, Scalia warned, "Someday, you're going to get a very conservative Supreme Court and regret that approach."
Scalia Says Courts Shouldn't Take On Politically Charged Questions
The Associated Press
October 17, 2006