Duke Law scholars reflect on the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia and on the confirmation process ahead
The death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on Feb. 13 has prompted public tributes and remembrances from across the ideological spectrum alongside debates over Scalia’s legal legacy and potential replacements in the midst of a bitter presidential election campaign.
Duke Law faculty and jurists enrolled in Duke Law’s Masters of Judicial Studies LLM program have contributed to the discussion about Scalia in a variety of ways, from essays on his “originalist” theory of constitutional interpretation and scholarly examinations of constitutional conventions that can affect judicial nominations, to memories of meeting him at Duke Law, where he spoke to audiences of students and judges, taught classes to Judicial Studies candidates and students in the Duke-Geneva Summer Institute, and judged a moot court competition.
Analysis from Duke Law faculty
The New Yorker: Purdy looks at Scalia's "contradictory originalism"
New York Times: Powell article cited in discussion of Scalia's jurisprudence
Memories from members of the Judicial Studies LLM program
Independent Journal Review: Master of Judicial Studies candidate Willett JD/MA '92 describes Scalia's influence on his jurisprudence