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
     
 

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 are

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.

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
Sales rank:
1,170,640
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Introduction-The Caustic Conservative 5

I Nor Prohibiting the Free Exercise Thereof 23

Employment Division, Oregon Department of Human Resources v. Smith 27

Lee v. Weisman 39

Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School District 47

Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet 51

II Without Adding the First Amendment to the Fire 63

Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc ' 67

R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, Minnesota 71

Waters v. Churchill 81

National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley 89

III The Undue Burden of Abortion 97

Webster v. Reproductive Health Services 101

Hodgson v. Minnesota 105

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey 107

Stenberg v. Carhart 121

IV Equal Protection of the Law 125

Richmond v. J. A. Crosson Company 129

Grutter v. Bollinger 133

Romer v. Evans 135

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