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Unexpected Scalia : A Conservative Justice's Liberal Opinions (Paperback) (David M. Dorsen)

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"Antonin Scalia was one of the most important, outspoken, and controversial Justices in the past century. His endorsements of originalism, which requires deciding cases as they would have been decided in 1789, and textualism, which limits judges in what they could consider in interpreting text, caused major changes in the way the Supreme Court decides cases. He was a leader in opposing abortion, the right to die, affirmative action, and mandated equality for gays and lesbians, and was for virtually untrammelled gun rights, political expenditures, and the imposition of the death penalty. But both the concept and the execution of originalism, by Scalia and other originalists, have been seriously flawed, leading to decisions that are both historically incorrect and socially and politically undesirable. A close friend of Scalia, David Dorsen explains the flawed judicial philosophy of one of the most important Supreme Court Justices of the past century"--
Number of Pages: 377.0
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: David M. Dorsen
Language: English
Street Date: February 6, 2017
TCIN: 51992620
UPC: 9781316635353
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-7301

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