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June 29, 2006

The many faces of Justice Scalia

The always entertaining Judging Crimes has perhaps the SCOTUS line of the year in this post which asks, "Does Justice Scalia believe in anything?"  The entire post is a must-read for its effective attack on Justice Scalia's jurisprudential shifts.  But I thought this particular line is one for the ages:

Scalia is that much-admired thing, a swing vote, in criminal cases, except for death penalty cases, a field in which he has managed to work ahead of the rest of the Court, delivering his votes years in advance of actually hearing the cases.

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