Excellent talk by Justice Scalia

Addressing a small audience at the Woodrow Wilson Center on Monday on the subject of the “Living Constitution,” Justice Scalia gave an exceptionally clear account of our current regime of government by judges instead of by elected legislatures. Among other things, his speech included the most cogent explanation of substantive due process that I have ever heard. The phrase “substantive due process” is repeated so often that it has become a familiar, taken-for-granted feature of our Constitutional landscape, instead of being seen as the gross outrage against law, logic, and the Constitution that it really is. We should be thankful that in this extremely decadant stage of our Constitutional history, we still have a person of the quality of Scalia to stand up for reason and truth. I will post the text of his talk when it becomes available.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 15, 2005 02:11 AM | Send

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