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‘IT’S DEAD, DEAD, DEAD’: JUSTICE SCALIA on the Constitution
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/...stitution/

Quote:Justice Antonin Scalia’s outspoken advocacy for originalism has on occasion reached controversial heights. Certainly, that may well be the case with his most recent comments, excoriating schoolchildren for misinterpreting the constitution (or, one supposes, for accepting their teachers’ willful misinterpretation):

On Monday, Scalia had a different target for his ire. He complained of schoolchildren who visit the Supreme Court and call the Constitution a “living document.”
“It’s not a living document,” Scalia said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “It’s dead, dead, dead.”

Scalia also suggested on Monday night that his strict interpretation of the Constitution sometimes forces him to write opinions that conflict with his personal beliefs.
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He is absolutely right. The Constitution was never meant to be a "living document". Progressives in the '20s began referring it as such in order to losen the bonds on the Supreme Courts ability to interpret it. The Constitution was meant to be ammended, and that process
was arduous by design.
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Quote:U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia emphatically rebutted the notion that the Constitution is a living document in a lecture at Southern Methodist University on Monday.


“It’s not a living document,” Scalia said, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News. “It’s dead, dead, dead.”

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Perfect example of why there should be term limits for all federal judges.
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CPratt;73446 Wrote:Perfect example of why there should be term limits for all federal judges.

I am not sure you understood what he was trying to say. That article seems to be misleading, and missing the rest of what he said.

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/29/justice-s...n-is-dead/
"Justice Scalia discussed how children would visit the Supreme Court and refer to the Constitution as a “living document” but that the Constitution is, in fact, “dead.” A staunch conservative and “textualist,” Scalia believes the law must be taken literally and that the original meaning of the Constitution is the best way to interpret it."
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CPratt;73446 Wrote:Perfect example of why there should be term limits for all federal judges.

And here I was hoping we could find a way to clone Scalia and let him serve another lifetime.

I think the poster above me is right, the article may have misled you on what he is saying.

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JustinHEMI;73462 Wrote:
CPratt;73446 Wrote:Perfect example of why there should be term limits for all federal judges.

And here I was hoping we could find a way to clone Scalia and let him serve another lifetime.

I think the poster above me is right, the article may have misled you on what he is saying.

Justin

I agree with Justin and ABuck. We need more judges like him.
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I think he is more right than he may have realized.

The CotUS is not a living document, and so it is dead.

The CotUS is being and has been trampled on for so long now, it is just about - if not completely - effectively dead.
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Maybe Scalia shouldn't have stomped, stomped, stomped on it himself.
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I think he should have said that it is written in stone. Regardless hes right in more ways than one.
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