“He understands the way law affects the daily reality of people’s lives in a big, complicated democracy and in rapidly changing times. And throughout his jurisprudence runs a common thread: a dedication to protecting the rights of every American.”
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has received hosannas from all directions. Here, Victor Goode considers his right-wing cred, his “originalist” read of the Constitution, and his hypocrisy on the bench.
The Supreme Court heard a retread of the landmark affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin yesterday. The whole court’s view is still unclear, but folks are really not happy with Justice Scalia’s take on it.