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on February 20, 2016 in World News

Scalia’s Last Words on Judicial Activism: Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Lacked ‘Even Thin Veneer of Law’

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. Amidst the rich legacy that Justice Antonin Scalia left to the American people after more than 30 years serving on the Supreme Court, his last and one of his greatest statements against judicial activism came after the notorious 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that trampled the democratic process, legislating same-sex marriage for all 50 states. Justice Scalia’s major contention with the court’s decision had little to do with same-sex marriage at all and everything to do with democracy and the rule of law. It is not of special importance to me what the law...

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. Amidst the rich legacy that Justice Antonin Scalia left to the American people after more than 30 years serving on the Supreme Court, his last and one of his greatest statements against judicial activism...

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