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Antonin Scalia

The Advocate tracks the latest on Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court's most antigay justice, who died February 13, 2016. A strong proponent for the executive branch, Scalia was known for his ultra-conservative dissenting opinions, which stem from a belief that the U.S. Constitution should not be interpreted as an evolving document that reflects the mores of modern society. Rather, as an originalist, he believed it should be read as it was interpreted at the time of its adoption, a belief that has led to his dismissal of legislative history in his Supreme Court decisions. Antonin has lead the dissent in numerous cases that have impacted LGBT rights, including Lawrence v. Texas and U.S. v. Windsor.

Anthony Kennedy was with us on marriage, but the next justice may be the truly crucial vote in deciding the  outcome of future LGBT rights cases.

May 03 2016 5:49 AM

The idea was to honor the late Supreme Court justice, but university administrators quickly realized that "A.S.S. of Law" needed a revision.

April 06 2016 12:07 PM

The conservative justice also reminded students at Georgetown Law Center that the current court gets no say in who will be their newest colleague.  

February 25 2016 4:09 PM

A Trump presidency would only consider "very conservative" candidates "like Judge Scalia" for the Supreme Court.

February 25 2016 3:33 PM

A new campaign from the Democratic National Committee warns of setbacks for LGBT rights if the court remains a justice short for a year.

February 22 2016 7:20 PM

Was late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a stalwart defender of the Constitution or of 'privilege, oppression, and bigotry?'

February 18 2016 5:53 PM

Who does it benefit to gloss over Antonin Scalia's legacy?

February 17 2016 5:59 AM
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