The Opinions of Justice Antonin Scalia: The Caustic Conservative (Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Series)

The Opinions of Justice Antonin Scalia: The Caustic Conservative (Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Series)

by Antonin Scalia, Paul I. Weizer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820452734

ISBN-13: 9780820452739

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Judicial opinions written by justices of the United States Supreme Court are readily available, yet few Americans will ever examine the full substance of a Court opinion. Students, particularly undergraduate students with no real expertise (or interest) in the law, can find reading opinions an overwhelming and laborious process.
The opinions of Justice Scalia

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Overview

Judicial opinions written by justices of the United States Supreme Court are readily available, yet few Americans will ever examine the full substance of a Court opinion. Students, particularly undergraduate students with no real expertise (or interest) in the law, can find reading opinions an overwhelming and laborious process.
The opinions of Justice Scalia are a different matter. Scalia is often sarcastic, smug, and self-assured. He does not hesitate to take his colleagues to task when he feels they are wrong and does not mind stooping to ridicule and personal attack when it serves his point. In short, whether a reader agrees or disagrees with the points that Scalia seeks to make through these opinions, they are not boring. The layperson as well as the student of government, political science, and law will find the words of Justice Scalia well worth reading. Teachers will find these opinions useful for stimulating class discussions at every level.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820452739
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface1
Introduction - The Caustic Conservative5
INor Prohibiting the Free Exercise Thereof23
Employment Division, Oregon Department of Human Resources v. Smith27
Lee v. Weisman39
Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District47
Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet51
IIWithout Adding the First Amendment to the Fire63
Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc67
R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, Minnesota71
Waters v. Churchill81
National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley89
IIIThe Undue Burden of Abortion97
Webster v. Reproductive Health Services101
Hodgson v. Minnesota105
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey107
Stenberg v. Carhart121
IVEqual Protection of the Law125
Richmond v. J. A. Crosson Company129
Grutter v. Bollinger133
Romer v. Evans135
Lawrence v. Texas149
Bush v. Gore165
VEvolving Standards of Decency167
Thompson v. Oklahoma171
Wilson v. Seiter183
Atkins v. Virginia191
Ewing v. California205
VIThe Rights of the Accused207
Maryland v. Craig211
California v. Acevedo219
County of Riverside v. McLaughlin223
Minnesota v. Carter231
Notes237
Selected Bibliography241

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