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Justice Antonin Scalia discusses the premise of his book, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.

Uncommon Knowledge with Justice Antonin Scalia

with Antonin Scaliavia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia visits for a wide-ranging interview on subjects including the living Constitution, Roe v. Wade, Congress’s relationship to the Court, and his new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. “I think it took the American people a while to figure out what was going on, maybe 30 years. Once they have figured out that the Supreme Court is essentially rewriting the Constitution term by term, the old criteria for appointing and confirming judges no longer applies.” (48:47)

Justice Antonin Scalia discusses the premise of his book, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.

Law and Justice with Antonin Scalia

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Antonin Scaliavia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 16, 2009

The Constitution “is not living, but dead.” With these words Associate Justice Scalia sums up how he believes we should think about the Constitution – a way of thinking that underpins the theory of “originalism” which guides his approach to cases that come before the Supreme Court. In expounding on originalism, Scalia takes the Court to task on past decisions, including Roe v. Wade, and measures just how far the Court can and should go in reversing these mistakes. (37:24 ) Video transcript