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Coming This Spring: My New Book on Justice Scalia

Yale University Press: The Justice of Contradictions Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption Engaging, but caustic and openly ideological, Antonin Scalia was among the most influential justices to serve on the United States Supreme Court in generations. In this … Continue reading ?

Michigan Democratic senators cave to Trump on powerful judicial appointment

Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) capitulated to Donald Trump’s effort to place a conservative former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia on a powerful court of appeals. Stabenow and Peters briefly refused to return a “blue slip,” a procedural formality that prevented the nomination of Justice Joan Larsen to the United States Court […]

"Gorsuch’s maiden Martin-Quinn score is 1.344. (Higher positive numbers represent more conservative positions.)"

"The final score of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch replaced, was 1.577. Even with his small sample size, Gorsuch is lining up with the court’s conservative bloc and is beginning to resemble the 'Scalia clone' we predicted in January. Show More Summary

Five face sentencing Monday for Supreme Court disruption

“Give them stiff, stiff sentences,” Justice Antonin Scalia had said on open mic; U.S. prosecutors seek 10 days in jail.

Democratic AGs invoke Antonin Scalia to make case to protect ‘Dreamers’

Attorneys general from 20 states invoked the memory of a conservative icon, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to make a case that President Donald Trump should defend nearly … Click to Continue »

“Congress, Statutory Interpretation, and the Failure of Formalism”

Can’t wait to read this new one from Abbe Gluck in U Chicago L. Rev: The formalist project in statutory interpretation, as it has defined itself, has been a failure. That project—typified by but not limited to Justice Antonin Scalia’s … Continue reading ?

Announcing Scalia Speaks: Pre-Order a New Collection of Speeches by Antonin Scalia

National Review Online is pleased to reveal the cover of Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived, the upcoming collection of speeches from the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, edited by Christopher J.Show More Summary

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Harvard Law School Honors Scalia With Endowed Professorship

Justice Antonin Scalia, who began his legal career aspiring to teach the law, will continue that path through the Antonin Scalia Professorship of Law at Harvard Law School. The law school announced the endowed professorship, "which stands as both a testament to Justice Scalia's legacy on the Supreme Court......

Harvard Establishes Justice Antonin Scalia Professorship

Harvard Law School Establishes Professorship in Honor of Justice Antonin Scalia ’60: Harvard Law School announced that it has established the Antonin Scalia Professorship of Law in recognition of the historic tenure of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ’60. The professorship is endowed by the Considine Family...

Trump's First Supreme Court Pick Is 'Far to the Right' of the Man He Replaced, the Right-Wing Antonin Scalia

He has been in lockstep with none other than Clarence Thomas. Supreme Court reporter Dahlia Lithwick examines the new make-up of the court and the rumors that Justice Anthony Kennedy might resign. Neil Gorsuch joined the court in April to replace the late Antonin Scalia. Show More Summary

Even in a “Slow” Year, Cato Continues Its Winning Ways at the Supreme Court

If the death of Justice Antonin Scalia overshadowed the 2015-16 Supreme Court term, the extended absence of his successor and the subsequent battle (including eliminating the judicial filibuster) over the appointment of Neil Gorsuch dominated Court news for 2016. Show More Summary

The Next Ginsburg and Scalia?

For decades, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia famously maintained a warm friendship despite their fierce ideological disagreements. The two justices attended operas together, traveled in tandem, and dined with each other’s families. Show More Summary

The Entire Public Sector Is About to Be Put on Trial

Within the next year, the Supreme Court is likely to rule on the latest existential threat to workers and their unions: Janus v. AFSCME. Like last year’s Friedrichs v. CTA—a bullet dodged with Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death—the Janus case is a blatant attack on working people by right-wing, moneyed special interests who want to take away workers’ freedom […]

5 of the Most Destructive Right-Wing Supreme Court Decisions in American History

There are many, but these are a doozy. When ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016, many on the left and center heaved a huge sigh of relief. Barack Obama was the sitting president who would be nominating his successor, perhaps bringing us a liberal dominated court and killing the constant threats of overturning Roe v. Show More Summary

‘Faith always has to be lived out in the public square:’ Antonin Scalia’s son, a Catholic priest

Father Paul Scalia, one of the late Supreme Court justice's nine children, focuses on souls and not on politics.

Trump's New Supreme Court Justice Is Looking Like the Second Coming of Right-Wing Despot Antonin Scalia

Gorsuch is already proposing the high court water down one of defendants’ most basic rights. Just days after stealing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat, Neil Gorsuch is channeling Antonin Scalia. On April 20, the newly minted associate justice cast his first ballot. Show More Summary

News Briefs for April 1, 2017

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's papers to go to Harvard Law School Library; IMLS issues National Leadership Grant to to help fund Mukurtu CMS; University of Texas (UT) Libraries launches Texas Data Repository; and more News in Brief from the April 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Gorsuch Already Channels Scalia On Life-Or-Death Decisions

Just days after stealing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat, Neil Gorsuch is channeling Antonin Scalia. On April 20, the newly minted associate justice cast his first ballot. Gorsuch provided the fifth vote that allowed Arkansas to...Show More Summary

What Gorsuch’s conservative Supreme Court means for workers

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

As Neil Gorsuch takes his seat on the Supreme Court, the 4-4 ideological stalemate that plagued the institution after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia has been broken, reestablishing its conservative tilt. In an article I wrote last year on the implications of Donald Trump getting the chance to...

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