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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.

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

February 17 2016 5:59 AM

The MSNBC host wants Republicans in the U.S. Senate to know the many implications of blocking President Obama's nomination to replace Justice Scalia.

February 16 2016 3:14 PM

The marriage equality plaintiff sends condolences to the family of the marriage equality opponent.

February 14 2016 3:13 PM

Most of the candidates said the next president, not Obama, should appoint Antonin Scalia's successor. They also had some notable fights among themselves.

February 14 2016 1:35 AM

Obama eulogizes the conservative justice but makes clear he will nominate a successor, no matter what Republicans say.

February 13 2016 10:17 PM

Ted Cruz, Evan Wolfson, and more weigh in, with some snark coming from Glenn Greenwald.
 

February 13 2016 7:19 PM

Scalia, one of the most antigay justices on the Supreme Court, was found dead at a Texas resort.

February 13 2016 5:39 PM
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