Law and Justice with Antonin Scalia

Monday, March 16, 2009
Justice Antonin Scalia discusses the premise of his book, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.

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

Recorded on Monday, February 23, 2009