Hot! U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Constitution is “Dead”

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience at Southern Methodist University Monday night that the Constitution is not a “living, breathing” document, but rather, “dead, dead, dead.”

Scalia describes himself as a “textualist,” interpreting the Constitution more literally, or ordinarily, without looking into the history or intent behind the text. Scalia, considered a staunch conservative, also told the crowd, “The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge.”

Scalia’s comments on the Constitution come after a Georgetown University Constitutional law professor advocated throwing the Constitution out, stating it was a dated, inapplicable document.

 

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