Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a dishonest elitist. He knows the variety of ways that prosecutors and their supervisors have abused their absolute immunity from prosecution to frame and sometimes execute innocent men and women.
Scalia knows how powerful a lobby has to be to get the ear of Congress or a column inch in a major metropolitan newspaper. The so-called “abolition lobby” he describes is loose-knit organizations with shoe-string budgets and tends to reverently whisper the names of innocents that were fried alive or put down with less dignity than rabid dogs. Like Gerald Stano. Like Linroy Bottoson. Like Carlos De Luna.
Scalia would be mistaken to believe that those that whisper will settle for anything less than complete justice, including the prosecution, conviction and incarceration of conviction-corruption-complicit judges, at every level of “service.”