Who was Scalia?


In his decisions, dissents, and interviews, Antonin Scalia strongly opposed affirmative action, rights for LGBT people, and constitutional protections of abortion. His views of “constitutional originalism,” which supported these opinions, have been widely criticized by historians and legal scholars.

From the New Yorker, on Scalia’s legacy and attempts to make the US a “less fair, less tolerant, and less admirable democracy.”

From Mother Jones magazine, Scalia says Black students belong at “slower colleges.”

From the Washington Post, Scalia’s strange idea that Black students would do better in “less advanced schools.”

From On the Issues, Scalia on abortion.

From the Huffington Post, Scalia’s death bolsters hope for abortion rights forces.

From Mother Jones magazine, the seven worst things Scalia has said about homosexuality.

From the New York Times, Scalia’s gay marriage problem.

From Think Progress, the death penalty and Scalia’s view that executing the innocent is not unconstitutional.

From Law 360, Scalia’s oppostion to legal education courses focused on women or poverty.

From the New Yorker, the contradictions of Scalia’s originalism.