second time last year, scalia barbed his quip with scorn. we really should start calling this law scotuscare, when he wrote in his dissent. when he was asked about the bush versus gore decision that awarded the presidency to george w. bush -- >> preserve, protect, defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> reporter: scalia delivers a dismissive shock like this on "60 my opinions" -- >> we did the right thing, so there. get over it, it's old by now. >> reporter: scalia's sense of humor stemmed from a mind never at rest. he loved word play as when he called the majority's reasoning in the 2013 defense of marriage act case legalistic argle-bargle and slammed the decision on the affordable care act jiggery pokery. or this -- >> how can the federal government establish a state exchange? that is gobbledygook. >> reporter: in cases big and small, during oral arguments, he loved to get a laugh. one academic study finding him the funniest justice with 1.027 laughing episodes per argument. >> okay, you can't refuse your money or your life. but your life or your life's?
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