Scalia: Justices should forget the "living Constitution"

07/30/2010 | Billings Gazette (Mont.)

U.S. Supreme Court justices should forget about the notion of the "living Constitution" and go back to viewing the U.S. Constitution as a static document with a fixed meaning, Justice Antonin Scalia said this week. Judges aren't equipped to act as moral arbiters, Scalia added. "Nothing that I learned in my courses at Harvard Law School, none of the experience I acquired practicing law qualifies me to decide whether there ought to be, and hence is, a fundamental right to abortion or assisted suicide," he said.

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