February 24, 2016—Professor Eugene Volokh’s blog post on how Conservatives expressed fury that President Obama joked about the death of late Supreme Court Justice Anontin Scalia was quoted in the Daily Mail and Georgia Newsday. Professor Volokh suggested that the joke wasn't aimed at Scalia, but instead the rather painful process of trying to get a Supreme Court pick through the U.S. Senate.
“This strikes me as not at all in bad taste,” Professor Volokh wrote. “The president wasn’t saying anything snide or even critical about the late justice, or mocking the justice’s views or accomplishments. He was engaging in some mild graveyard humor about an upcoming unpleasant political process.”