Antonin Scalia Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Apr 30, 2022

In 1990, two drug counselors working for a private clinic in Oregon were fired for smoking peyote, which was against the law at the time. However, Alfred Smith and Galen Black were also members of the Native American Church, a…

by | Sep 8, 2021

Joe Biden has called the Texas law prohibiting abortion after six weeks “almost un-American.” Never mind that abortion itself is a blatant violation of America’s founding commitment to protect God-given rights, starting with the most fundamental one, the right to…

by | Oct 3, 2020

Who is Amy Coney Barrett? According to our discussion so far of her SCOTUS nomination, we may need to ask which one. For there seems to be two in our public discourse: the cultural symbol — the “Notorious ACB,” and…

by | Sep 23, 2020

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, on the occasion of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 10th anniversary on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, referred to the diminutive jurist — who would later join him on the high…

by | Jul 19, 2020

Constitutions deal with the real world, which is never as simple as an attractive idea. But a constitution that is merely complex can’t serve. Who can develop a loyalty to something they cannot even understand? How could such a thing…

by | Jun 11, 2020

June 21, 1989, proved a fateful, ominous portent for First Amendment jurisprudence: the Supreme Court decided Texas v. Johnson. The first bill came due in September 2016, when NFL quarterback you-know-who knelt and bowed his head during the playing of…

by | Jan 8, 2020

Dissenting in the case of Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co. (2009), the late Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016) wrote, A Talmudic maxim instructs with respect to the Scripture: “Turn it over, and turn it over, for all is therein.”…

by | Nov 26, 2019

The Democrats have manifestly failed to build the national consensus necessary to remove a sitting president from office. The “impeachment inquiry” decreed by Nancy Pelosi in late September, combined with Adam Schiff’s inequitable conduct of the subsequent public hearings, have…

by | Nov 6, 2019

In Federalist 78, Publius (Alexander Hamilton) distinguished the three branches of government in part by a characteristic inherent to each. While he defined the legislature by exercise of will and the executive in its use of force, the judiciary possessed…

by | Jul 14, 2019

Greatness casts a long shadow. For, even after death, the eminent live on in the legacy they forge. So it is with Antonin Scalia. Scalia became one of the most consequential persons ever to sit on the Supreme Court. Judges…

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