Scalia Denies Feud with Roberts

The AP summarizes part of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent interview with Piers Morgan on CNN.

Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday he hasn’t had a “falling out” with Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Court’s landmark 5-4 decision validating much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

In an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the justice said despite reports that he and Roberts had clashed, there is not a personal feud going on between the court’s two leading conservatives.

“There are clashes on legal questions but not personally,” Scalia said of the court. . . .

Scalia also emphasized “the court is not at all a political institution” and said he believed “not a single one” of his Supreme Court colleagues considers politics when making decisions at the court.

“I don’t think any of my colleagues on any cases vote the way they do for political reasons,” he said. “They vote the way they do because they have their own judicial philosophy.”