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The unexpected Scalia : a conservative justice's liberal opinions, David Dorsen

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The unexpected Scalia : a conservative justice's liberal opinions
Title
The unexpected Scalia
Title remainder
a conservative justice's liberal opinions
Statement of responsibility
David Dorsen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Antonin Scalia was one of the most important, outspoken, and controversial Justices in the past century. His endorsements of originalism, which requires deciding cases as they would have been decided in 1789, and textualism, which limits judges in what they could consider in interpreting text, caused major changes in the way the Supreme Court decides cases. He was a leader in opposing abortion, the right to die, affirmative action, and mandated equality for gays and lesbians, and was for virtually untrammelled gun rights, political expenditures, and the imposition of the death penalty. But both the concept and the execution of originalism, by Scalia and other originalists, have been seriously flawed, leading to decisions that are both historically incorrect and socially and politically undesirable. However, he usually followed where his doctrine would take him, leading him to write many liberal opinions. A close friend of Scalia, David Dorsen explains the flawed judicial philosophy of one of the most important Supreme Court Justices of the past century"--
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1935-
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Dorsen, David M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Scalia, Antonin
  • United States
  • Scalia, Antonin
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Judges
  • United States
Label
The unexpected Scalia : a conservative justice's liberal opinions, David Dorsen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 377 pages
Isbn
9781316635353
Lccn
2016043394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)959200560
Label
The unexpected Scalia : a conservative justice's liberal opinions, David Dorsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 377 pages
Isbn
9781316635353
Lccn
2016043394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)959200560

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