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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dershowitz vs. Scalia on Catholic social teaching

One of the highlights of my first year of law school was when my Criminal Law class signed a petition asking Justice Scalia to attend one of our class sessions and debate our professor, Alan Dershowitz, who was always challenging Scalia's views on the Constitution without the Justice being around to defend himself.  To our surprise, Scalia accepted and called Dershowitz (who did not know about our invitation) to let him know that he was going to have a visitor in class.  I had a front row seat for a rollicking debate.

History may be repeating itself, and the coming debate, if it happens, should prove to be even more interesting for those interested in Catholic legal theory.  Details here

https://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2009/08/dershowitz-vs-scalia-on-catholic-social-teaching.html

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