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Read Reason's Best Coverage of Justice Antonin Scalia

A selection of Reason's coverage of the late Supreme Court justice.


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The death of Antonin Scalia has shaken the American legal and political system to its core. Since joining the Supreme Court in 1986, Scalia has been at the center of the biggest and most contentious constitutional battles confronting the country, a list that ranges from abortion and gay marriage to the scope of wartime presidential powers and the meaning of the Second Amendment. Scalia's influence was equally large in the field of constitutional interpretation, where he was a driving force behind the theory of originalism, the idea that the Constitution must be interpreted according to its original meaning. What the Supreme Court is going to look like without Justice Scalia on it is now an open question.

Here at Reason we've covered Scalia's monumental career from all angles. He's even appeared on the cover of the magazine, albeit in illustrated form. Here's a brief selection of Reason's writing from over the years on the late Supreme Court justice.

  • Scalia and the Innocent. Scalia apparently believes there's no duty for the government to preserve or turn over evidence that would prove a person's innocence. By Radley Balko