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|Scalia's tone this year, particularly in cases involving the Obama administration, is raising new criticism over the temperament of a justice who has always relished the give-and- take of the Supreme Court's public sessions. Some lawyers say Scalia, a 1986 appointee of Republican President Ronald Reagan, is crossing the line that separates tough scrutiny from advocacy. To other Supreme Court lawyers, Scalia's questions show a troubling pattern. Rather than merely probing legal arguments, he has served as a "partisan cheerleader."|
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