58 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2015 Last revised: 29 Apr 2015
Date Written: February 24, 2015
This is a book review of Professor Bruce Allen Murphy’s recent biography of Justice Antonin Scalia entitled: Scalia: A Court of One. We show that Professor Murphy’s account of events to which Professor Calabresi was in part a witness is wrong and at times almost blinded by anti-Catholicism. In addition, we are baffled by Professor Murphy’s utter disregard for Justice Scalia’s contributions to the field of legal interpretation and his misunderstanding of Supreme Court history. All in all, we believe Justice Scalia should be praised for his many accomplishments, his contributions to the law, and his impact on the theories of textual interpretation.
Keywords: Constitutional Law, Religion, Jurisprudence, Fourteenth Amendment, Supreme Court
JEL Classification: K10, K19
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Calabresi, Steven G. and Braga, Justin R., The Jurisprudence of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Response to Professor Bruce Allen Murphy and Professor Justin Driver (February 24, 2015). Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-05; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 15-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2569336 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2569336