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The Jurisprudence of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Response to Professor Bruce Allen Murphy and Professor Justin Driver

58 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2015 Last revised: 29 Apr 2015

Date Written: February 24, 2015

Abstract

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

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

Steven Calabresi (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Justin Braga

Brown University ( email )

69 Brown Street - Box 8183
Providence, RI 02912
United States

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