• Because values change, legislatures abolish the death penalty, permit same-sex marriage if they want, abolish laws against homosexual conduct. That’s how the change in a society occurs. Society doesn’t change through a Constitution. ~Antonin Scalia
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  • The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means, today, not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted. ~Antonin Scalia
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  • A man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man. ~Antonin Scalia
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  • Originalism says that when you consult the text, you give it the meaning it had when it was adopted, not some later modern meaning. ~Antonin Scalia
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  • Originalism is sort of subspecies of textualism. Textualism means you are governed by the text. That’s the only thing that is relevant to your decision, not whether the outcome is desirable, not whether legislative history says this or that. But the text of the statute. ~Antonin Scalia
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  • “A system of government that makes the people subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy” ~Justice Antonin Scalia
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