Impeach the jerk.
US Justice Scalia gets Cheney case recusal request
WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it referred to Justice Antonin Scalia a request that he remove himself from a case about Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force because their recent duck-hunting trip raised questions about his impartiality.
The Sierra Club environmental group, which sued Cheney for the task force papers, filed a motion last week asking that Scalia disqualify himself from the case because the January trip had created "an appearance of impropriety." It said Scalia's removal would "restore public confidence in the integrity of our nation's highest court."
The justices said in a brief order, "In accordance with its historic practice, the court refers the motion to recuse in this case to Justice Scalia." It was not clear when Scalia would respond to the request. He has defended his decision to go on the trip and said his impartiality could not be reasonably questioned.
According to the motion, Scalia and his daughter were Cheney's guests on Air Force Two on a Jan. 5 flight to Louisiana. Cheney and Scalia were guests of the president of an energy services company on a duck-hunting vacation.
*The taxpayers pay for the airplane rides. VP Cheney should pay us the money back. He can afford it. I read that he has $$$Millions.