January 12, 2023

Emory Law Professor Claims Justice Scalia Was 'Basically' Member of KKK

An Emory University law professor claimed that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was "basically" a member of the Klu Klux Klan.

Scalia served as a Supreme Court justice from 1986-2016, but was criticized by Emory professor Darren Hutchinson who posted the view on Twitter.

"Hutchinson, who joined Emory as a social justice fellow in April 2021, is academically focused on critical race theory, according to his curriculum vitae," Fox News reported.

"He said on Twitter, 'Justice Scalia was basically a Klansman.' The professor believed that Scalia should have been impeached over an opinion he wrote in the 1987 case McCleskey v. Kemp," it added.

The case Hutchinson referred to involved a black man convicted of killing a white police officer during a robbery.

Scalia argued that even if the study cited in the case proved discrimination that he would not reverse the death sentence. Hutchinson believed the view made Scalia racist.

Hutchinson is the inaugural John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice. His controversial view has now led to pushback regarding his position.

The argument also comes as the Supreme Court received its first black female justice last year.

Hutchinson may wish to proclaim his negative views against past justices, but the details don't actually support his opinions in the concerning claim made by the academic leader.

Source: Fox News

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