Cleveland-Marsall College of Law
I do not deny Justice Scalia's valiant efforts to vote based upon his originalist principles. But both a justice and an observer are well advised to understand the implications of the culture surrounding the Supreme Court. Originalism, in assuming present culture plays little part, and in seeking to operate in a closed universe, distorts the reality of judicial decision-making, and to that extent, risks unsound constitutional interpretations.
Arthur R. Landever, Everything You Wanted to Know About Justice Scalia but Were Afraid to Ask, or Don't Look Now but Justice Scalia's Originalism Approach is Fatally Flawed, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (November 13, 2007)