NoisyRoom.net by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Yesterday, my world was rocked when I saw the very sad news that Justice Antonin Scalia had unexpectedly passed away. It was like a gut punch and I was not alone in feeling as though I had lost a member of my family. Scalia was a Constitutional originalist and one of the most brilliant legal minds to ever grace the Supreme Court bench. Written constitutionalism implies that those who make, interpret and enforce the law ought to be guided by the meaning of the United States Constitution — the supreme law of the land — as it was originally written. This has always been how I have viewed Constitutional law and jurisprudence. The loss of Scalia is a grave one to conservatives and now a battle is brewing in DC that will forever change the political landscape. It will not be pretty or civil […]
I spent Saturday dealing with post-migration issues and getting Grumpy Opinions back on line and as focused as I was, the news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Justice Scalia’s passing was the only thing that could have (and did) shake me out of my misery only to make me feel worse than I had all day.
Justice Scalia, a man I truly admired and though I had never made his acquaintance, his death was like a blow to the gut as I began to consider what this meant for the country.
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