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Review: The Justice On His Soapbox

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Lawyers, professors, law students and even nonlawyers love to read the legal opinions of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, not only for their clarity and precision but also for their honesty, candor and, quite often, entertaining wit. During his tenure from September 1986 to his death in February 2016, Scalia was also the court’s strongest advocate for textualism and originalism, legal principles demanding that the text and its original meaning control the interpretation of statutes and the Constitution. That unflagging commitment to principle, even more than his talent for finding the right words, made Scalia one...

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