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In Conversation With Antonin Scalia

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By many accounts the best interview of Scalia ever published.

He's smarter than I remembered. 

What I do wish is that we were in agreement on the basic question of what we think we’re doing when we interpret the Constitution. I mean, that’s sort of rudimentary. It’s sort of an embarrassment, really, that we’re not. But some people think our job is to keep it up to date, give new meaning to whatever phrases it has. And others think it’s to give it the meaning the people ratified when they adopted it. Those are quite different views.

RIP strict constructionist aka originalist:

Republicans are already saying the next appointment should happen after Obama.

Obama will have to fight to seat another justice:

This guy.

He was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 97–0 on May 23, 2013.

48, born in India, Stanford JD/MBA, impeccable credentials. Hope they let him through:

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