Scalia's Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents
ISBN: 1621575225
EAN13: 9781621575221
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 4, 2016
Pages: 592
Dimensions: 2.13" H x 9.06" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 1.81 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Prescient. Principled. Profound.

Those words epitomized Justice Antonin Scalia, for nearly thirty years the most brilliant and controversial member of the Supreme Court and one of the liveliest writers in its history.

Matched with Scalia's brilliance was a rare judicial humility--the conviction that the law should not be based on any judge's whim or preference but on the original intent of the Constitution's Framers. In many of his dissents, he sounded the alarm against judicial activism, relentlessly defending the rights reserved by the Constitution to the people and their states.

In Scalia's Court, Kevin Ring has assembled the great jurist's best and most powerful opinions, showcasing the quotable justice's take on issues of enduring importance, including contentious constitutional debates that continue today.

Here's Scalia on:

The Living Constitution
I defend a dead Constitution.

Same-Sex Marriage
To allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation.

Affirmative Action
In the eyes of government, we are just one race here. It is American.

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