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Everything You Wanted To Know About Justice Scalia But Were Afraid To Ask, Or Don't Look Now But Justice Scalia's Originalism Approach Is Fatally Flawed, Arthur R. Landever Nov 2007

Everything You Wanted To Know About Justice Scalia But Were Afraid To Ask, Or Don't Look Now But Justice Scalia's Originalism Approach Is Fatally Flawed, Arthur R. Landever

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I do not deny Justice Scalia's valiant efforts to vote based upon his originalist principles. But both a justice and an observer are well advised to understand the implications of the culture surrounding the Supreme Court. Originalism, in assuming present culture plays little part, and in seeking to operate in a closed universe, distorts the reality of judicial decision-making, and to that extent, risks unsound constitutional interpretations.


Perceptions Of Judicial Responsibility: The Views Of The Nine United States Supreme Court Justices As They Consider Claims In Fourteenth Amendment Noncriminal Cases: A Post-Bakke Evaluation, Arthur R. Landever Dec 1978

Perceptions Of Judicial Responsibility: The Views Of The Nine United States Supreme Court Justices As They Consider Claims In Fourteenth Amendment Noncriminal Cases: A Post-Bakke Evaluation, Arthur R. Landever

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

In this article, the author sketches each Justice by examining his expressed attitudes and silent concurrences in fourteenth amendment noncriminal cases, as well as his remarks in other, non-court settings. While judicial behavioralists have employed quantitative techniques focusing upon analysis of voting records, the author believes that use of the lawyer's traditional method--case and opinion examination-is more appropriate here. Each Justice's composite should tell us not only something about the individual Justice's views, but also something about the views of key blocs on the Court. By such an effort, we learn more about the range of the ...