Friday, March 25

SCOTUS, originalism, and the Constitution

Macon links a transcript of a Justice Scalia speech that sure makes for interesting reading. Without having done a lot of study, I'm biased toward originalism, and 'conservative' interpretation generally, be it Scripture, literature, or the Constitution. Let's start with what it says and with what it meant in its original context. Then, if we're making a change, let's be honest about it, but not try to say 'this is really contained within the intent of the text' or the authority of the text, or whatever.
The Bill of Rights is devised to protect you and me against, who do you think? The majority. My most important function on the Supreme Court is to tell the majority to take a walk.
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