Title

The Faith and Morals of Justice Antonin Scalia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Publication Title

Intercultural Human Rights Law Review

Keywords

Scalia, religion, Catholicism, textualist, St. Thomas Aquinas

Abstract

It is because of Justice Scalia's suspicion of philosophy and of history that he becomes an outspoken textualist. But why should text carry greater authority? Why should the written word, rather than evolving tradition, be of higher authority, particularly to a Roman Catholic? To understand Antonin Scalia's affirmation of the centrality of text, we must, as many already have, seek to find out how the man viewed his religion and how he practiced it.

Comments

Awaiting availability of PDF on HeinOnline

Volume

14

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