This Guy named Antonin Scalia

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He went to Georgetown University for two years and then went to Harvard then into Harvard Law. He was the editor of the Harvard Law Review and even graduated magna cum laude.

Religious Background

He loves the Jesus of the Roman Catholics. He shares a mutual faith with his wife and nine children.

Political Orientation

He is very conservative. He was the youngest Justice in the court when he was accepted in 1986. He upholds free speech cases, such as Texas v. Johnston, yet he is trying to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Judicial Ideology

Scalia is considered a conservative by most. He is an originalist and a vigorous proponent of textualism, meaning he hates and opposes the idea of a “living Constitution.” ­­He is also believes that the courts should stay out of the way of public policy making.

Significant Cases

Texas v. Johnston

- Although he usually takes a very conservative stance when it comes to making decision, he was the final swing vote in Texas v. Johnson, showing how much he supports freedom of speech.

Bush v. Gore

- Determined that the Florida Supreme Court's decision to recount the ballots in the 2000 election between Al Gore and George Bush to be unconstitutional.

Elk Grove v. Newdow

- Newdow sued over the fact that the Pledge of Allegiance forces students to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by forcing them to say "Under God" under the pledge of allegiance.

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