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"In Conversation: Antonin Scalia"

A fine interview from September 2013 with the late Justice Scalia.

But as law students, they were taught that the Constitution evolved, right? You got that same message consistently in class, yet you had other ideas.

I am something of a contrarian, I suppose. I feel less comfortable when everybody agrees with me. I say, “I better reexamine my position!” I probably believe that the worst opinions in my court have been unanimous. Because there’s nobody on the other side pointing out all the flaws.

Really? So if you had the chance to have eight other justices just like you, would you not want them to be your colleagues?

No. Just six.

And among the eulogies I read this was the best: "Antonin Scalia: A Tribute to a Great Justice".

UPDATE. This is also excellent: "The true meaning of Justice Scalia".

Above all, Justice Scalia wanted his clerks to feel comfortable arguing with him because he wanted us to feel comfortable telling him if we thought he was making a mistake.

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