Justice Scalia: Rival doctrine seeks rigidity
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says those who want modern-day legal interpretations to view the U.S. Constitution through contemporary lenses are seeking rigidity, not flexibility, in the country's justice system.
Scalia is well-known as a strict constructionist in his interpretation of the Constitution. He told a Tucson audience Monday that the rival approach favors sweeping judicial decrees to shape society "coast to coast" on issues such as abortion, rather than seeking to pass laws state by state.
Scalia appeared with fellow Justice Stephen Breyer to discuss how courts should apply the Constitution.
Breyer says interpretations should consider current circumstances because society has different values than it did in the 18th century on matters such as cruel and unusual punishment.
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I have no problem with a state passing anti abortion laws, that is their right as much as I disagree. I do not feel it is the feds responsibility to make it a law of the land.