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Antonin Scalia
March 11, 1936 -
Nationality: American
Category: Judge
Subcategory: American Judge

A search is a search, even if it happens to disclose nothing but the bottom of a turntable.


Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?


A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement.


The Court today completes the process of converting Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee that race or sex will not be the basis for often will.


If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless.


What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?


A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.


In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.


You could have 50 different states having 50 different regulations... until they were all litigated out.


There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.


Why can't the state accede to the public's wishes?


If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility.


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