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"I have never been custodian of my legacy."

In Conversation: Antonin Scalia "On the eve of a new Supreme Court session, the firebrand justice discusses gay rights and media echo chambers, Seinfeld and the Devil, and how much he cares about his intellectual legacy ("I don’t")." [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 6, 2013 - 89 comments

Dictionaries are mazes

The Incoherence of Antonin Scalia, by Richard A. Posner.
posted by Sticherbeast on Aug 29, 2012 - 46 comments

Poe's law just got lapped by reality

New Hampshire State Republicans have sponsored a bill to require all proposed legislation "addressing individual rights or liberties" in the State Assembly to cite its authority from the Magna Carta. [more inside]
posted by gauche on Jan 4, 2012 - 110 comments

Davis Souter's commencement speech at Harvard

Now-retired Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter got invited to deliver this year's commencement address at Harvard. He used the opportunity to expound on his legal philosophy and to give a not-too-subtle smack down to the originalists he so often argued with on the court. [more inside]
posted by AwkwardPause on Jun 5, 2010 - 37 comments

Eminent domain on the move

The Supreme Court broadly expanded eminent domain in Kelo V. New London last Thursday. The city of Freeport, TX wasted no time. City attorneys are preparing legal documents to seize three pieces of waterfront property from two seafood companies for construction of an $8 million private boat marina.

Coming to a city near you soon?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Jun 27, 2005 - 129 comments

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