– Mytheos Holt
Justice Antonin Scalia’s outspoken advocacy for originalism has on occasion reached controversial heights. Certainly, that may well be the case with his most recent comments, excoriating schoolchildren for misinterpreting the constitution (or, one supposes, for accepting their teachers’ willful misinterpretation):
On Monday, Scalia had a different target for his ire. He complained of schoolchildren who visit the Supreme Court and call the Constitution a “living document.”
“It’s not a living document,” Scalia said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “It’s dead, dead, dead.”
Scalia also suggested on Monday night that his strict interpretation of the Constitution sometimes forces him to write opinions that conflict with his personal beliefs.
This issue – that of the “living constitution” – has been a pet peeve of Scalia’s for a while.
For more of the article go to: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/29/its-dead-dead-dead-justice-scalia-blasts-schoolchildren-who-dont-understand-the-constitution/